India is going to become the most populous nation in the world by surpassing China in 2022. It was revealed in recently released United Nation’s report titled ‘World Population Prospects:

Key highlights from report

  1. India will become most populous nation, six years earlier than it was previously forecasted and will retain the top spot till year 2100.
  2. At present, China which is world’s populous country with approximately 1.38 billion population while, India has 1.31 billion.
  • India’s population around and after 2022, is projected to grow for several decades. It will be around to 1.5 billion in 2030 and 1.7 billion in 2050.
  1. China’s population: It is expected to remain fairly constant till 2030s, after which it is expected to decrease slightly.

It should be noted that, as per earlier population forecast issued in 2013, India was expected to surpass China’s population by 2028.