The time bomb ticks on….

India added about 182 million people between 1991 and 2001, which is more than the estimated population of Brazil, the fifth most populous country in the world.


Posted on July 10, 2004, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. And India added another 2.8 crores between 2000 and 2004…

    *Tick tock, tick tock*

    • That’s interesting. That implies a significant drop in the population growth rate. Crude statistics – 28 million over 4 years implies 70 million over 10 years. That’s far lower than 182 million over 10 years. Hmm…that sounds highly unlikely. So either your data is wrong or mine is. Or maybe it’s 182 million from 1981 to 2001.

      • No, it is 182 million from 1991 to 2001. 1.028 billion in 2001, and 1.065 billion estimated now. That is 37 million in 3 years. Implies 50 million in 4 years. But yeah, the growth rate’s fallen off somewhat. Such a huge base demands a more significant fall though.

      • That’s interesting… Mine was from today’s paper -there was an article on India’s population as measured on the eve of World Population Day (have no clue what this day is about). I don’t think this would be wrong… Maybe the rate of growth is really declining?

      • If so, that is heartening!

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