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Population Gains: Opportunities For Young India

World at 8 Billion

Population Gains: Opportunities For Young India

India is a fertility rate conundrum. Its six states have high figures, which mirror many developing countries and throw opportunities and challenges simultaneously. The rest of the country, however, runs parallel to developed nations with challenging demographic conditions

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The world now has more people than ever before.  The population of the world crossed the mark of eight billion on 15 November 2022. The population growth is mainly due to advancements in healthcare, leading to improved lifespan, and reduction in maternal and infant mortality rates. Poverty reduction, too, has been much more than a dip. The world of eight billion is a world of infinite possibilities, states the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA. Interestingly, even the number 8, when flipped on its side, becomes the symbol of infinity (∞).

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