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India's fertility rate dips, but the decline is faster in Bangladesh, Nepal

A significant reason is India's higher fertility rates or the number of children born per woman


Even as India’s fertility rate declined to 2, it is not only country in sub-continent to experience this fall

Samreen Wani New Delhi
India’s fertility rate declined to below the replacement rate, but Nepal’s and Bangladesh’s declined faster between 1990 and 2020.

Replacement level is the level of fertility at which a population replaces itself exactly from one generation to the next. The United Nations’ (UN’s) prescribed fertility rate is 2.1 births per woman.

On Tuesday, data from China’s National Statistics Bureau showed that the country’s population shrank to 1.41 billion in 2022. If data from World Population Prospects is to be believed, then India, with a population of 1.412 billion in 2022, would be the most populous country in the

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First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 9:33 PM IST

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