Situation deteriorated due to ‘one child policy’
According to the report, India’s population is estimated to be 1.668 billion in the year 2050, which is more than China’s estimated population of 1.317 billion by the middle of this century. The bureau said on Tuesday that the country’s population stood at 1.411.75 billion with 9.56 million births against 1.041 million deaths. Of these, 72.206 crore are men and 68.969 crore are women. The ‘one family one child’ policy was abolished in the year 2016 in China. Along with this, there is a trend in the country to give preference to male children to carry forward the family name. After abolishing this policy, China encouraged families to have more than one child, although this did not achieve much success.
India will leave China behind
The high cost of raising children in China’s cities is often cited as a reason. This is seen only in most parts of East Asia, where the birth rate has declined rapidly. China has long been the world’s most populous country, but India is likely to overtake it soon. The estimated population of India is now 1.4 billion and it is increasing continuously. It is believed that the last recorded population decline in China was during the ‘Great Leap Forward’ in the late 1950s.