30 January 2011

Population growth not in sync with natural resources, by K. Srinivasan, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
Economic Times - India
Based on the 2001 Census data and earlier trends in fertility and mortality rates, the Registrar General of India has projected the population of the country in 2011 to be around 1,193 million. The United Nations Population Division, which has consistently projected higher figures for India, has estimated it to be 1,230 million for the same year. The UN assumes that there has been a systematic undercount in our censuses which has to be corrected and hence it has given higher estimates. The 2011 Census to take place in the next few months will clarify whether we are closer to the UN or GoI projections.,…(30 January 2011)

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