A United Nations report has said that India is projected to dominate the growth in the working-age population in Asia-Pacific by 2050, becoming home to over a billion people eligible to enter the job market.
This is just one of the facts that tells us why observing World Population Day 2016 is important for India.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) underlined in its latest Regional Human Development Report that Asia-Pacific countries now have more working-aged people and fewer dependents than at any point in history, providing a springboard for growth.
Region-wide, 68 percent of people are of working age and only 32 percent are dependents. Asia-Pacific's population size has tripled in the last 65 years, and is expected to reach 4.84 billion in 2050.
The working-age population in the region, comprising 58 percent of the global total, continues to grow, the report said. China and India comprised 62 percent of the region's share in 2015, with a billion and 860 million workers, respectively.
As we observe World Population Day, here are some other facts you should know about India.
(With inputs from PTI)
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Updated Date: Jul 12, 2016 13:01:40 IST