On January 1, 2020; India set a new record by giving birth to approximately 67,385 babies out of 392,078 born in the entire world on the very same day. India along with seven other countries contributed at least 50% of the total global births including China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, the United States, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.
As per the United Nations World Population Report released in June 2019, India is expected to leave China behind as the world’s most populated country of the decade by 2027.
The horrendous effects of such a high population are already visible in India where the capital city came to a standstill with more than 1,00,000 travelers hitting the central Delhi region on January 1, 2020. The so called new year celebration resulted in chaos, traffic jams and even shutting down of metro stations only to cause a lot of inconvenience to the common man. The city’s popular spots including Qutub Minar, Himayun Tomb, India Gate and Red Fort saw heavy inflow of people on the day.
India needs to keep a check on its overgrowing population statistics and control the figures to avoid strain on its economic and natural resources in the long run.