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Mystery of the missing millions: Why UN projects higher India population

Its estimate of India's population by the end of the decade is 41 mn higher than TGPP's 1.47 billion

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population | United Nations | India

Ishaan Gera  |  New Delhi 



Indian Economy
The roots of this 41-million gap lie in historical inaccuracies

Earlier this year, the United Nations’ World Prospects study projected that India’s would be over 1.51 billion by 2030. This was 41.1 million higher than the Indian government’s Technical Group on Projections (TGPP) estimate of 1.47 billion by the end of the decade in its latest report from July 2020.

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First Published: Wed, November 23 2022. 16:13 IST

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