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Agriculture dependent population in India grew by 50%

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:16

Agricultural population of India grew by a whopping 50 percent between 1980 and 2011, the highest for any country during this period, followed by China with 33 percent.

National Food Security Act a landmark legislation, says IMF

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 21:54

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday described India's National Food Security Act as a landmark legislation which is an important effort to ensure that a majority of the population has access to adequate quantities of food at affordable prices.

India $1.7 trillion economy, per capita income rises to Rs 74,920

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 18:40

India's per capita income is projected to soar by 10.4 percent to Rs 74,920 in 2013-14 as the country becomes a USD 1.7 trillion economy.

China's mobile phone users equal to India’s population

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 23:53

China Thursday said the number of mobile phone users in the country have hit a record 1.22 billion at the end of October, making it the largest base for cellphones.

India to have over 320 million people above 60 in next two years

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 22:12

In next 2 years, India will have 320 million people over 60 years of age, a swell of more than three times since 2010, according to the UN estimates.

India’s growing population magnifies food and water security worries!

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 18:59

Indian population registered a growth of 17.7 percent in 2011 over the last decade.

India’s growing population magnifies food and water security worries!

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 18:55

Indian population registered a growth of 17.7 percent in 2011 over the last decade.

India to be world's most populous country by 2028: UN

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 16:58

India's population is expected to surpass China's around 2028, according to a UN report launched Friday.

India`s total population is now 1.21 billion

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 22:02

India`s total population stands at 1.21 billion, which is 17.7 percent more than the last decade, and growth of females was higher than that of males.

Central population policy outperforms states’

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 17:29

India’s vexed population policy debate has just got fresh fodder.

Urban population on the rise in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 14:16

The percentage of Indians living in urban areas has increased from 27.8 percent in 2001 to 31.16 percent in 2011.

35% of UPA ministers have more than two children

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 14:09

Do our politicians have the gumption to practice what they preach in public?