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India’s Population to Grow by 26% in 2036; Number of Older Indians to Get Double

The percentage of population in productive age group of 15 to 59 years will increase marginally from 60.5 to 66.7

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The percentage of population in productive age group of 15 to 59 years will increase marginally from 60.5 to 66.7. Wikimedia Commons

India’s population is likely to grow by 26 per cent in 2036 from the last census year of 2011 and the percentage of population above 60 years of age will almost double while there will be a decline in the number in the younger age groups, according to the initial findings of the government’s technical group on population projections.

Findings of the technical group, constituted by the National Commission on Population, were shared in Parliament recently in reply to a question. “This is the initial draft with initial projections. When all the figures are gathered, another draft shall be prepared. Committees are working on it,” a senior officer from the committee, which met in May, told IANS.

The meeting was chaired by Vivek Joshi, Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, and inaugurated by Manoj Jhalani, Additional Secretary and mission director National Health Mission. According to the findings, India’s population will grow from 1,211 million in 2011 to 1,536 million in 2035, a jump of 26.8 per cent.

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According to the findings, India’s population will grow from 1,211 million in 2011 to 1,536 million in 2035, a jump of 26.8 per cent. Wikimedia Commons

Another set of findings said the percentage of population in the age group of above 60 will grow from 8.6 to 15.4 per cent. The percentage of population in the age group of 25-29 years will come down from 19.0 to 15.0 per cent. The sharpest fall will be in the percentage of population below 15 years from 30.9 to 17 per cent.

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The percentage of population in productive age group of 15 to 59 years will increase marginally from 60.5 to 66.7. The total fertility rate of 2.4 in 2011-15 will come down to 1.65 in 2031-35. The infant mortality rate is also expected to come down from 43 in 2011-15 to 30. The crude birth rate is predicted to come down to 12.0 from 19.8. The urban population is projected to grow by 25 per cent. (IANS)

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84% Indians Hope to Retain Their Jobs Despite Automation: WEF

Indians see automation, but hopeful of keeping jobs

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Although majority of Indians think their jobs would be automated in the next 10 years, 84 per cent hope to retain their jobs. (Representational Image) Pixabay

Although majority of Indians think their jobs would be automated in the next 10 years, 84 per cent hope to retain their jobs, supported by their skills, according to a report by World Economic Forum (WEF) and Ipsos.

India tops the list in terms of expectation of jobs automation, as around 71 per cent respondents expect their jobs to be automated. Saudi Arabia comes second with 56 per cent respondents expecting jobs getting automated, and in China 55 per cent respondents feel the same.

“Interestingly, 84 per cent of urban Indians polled are confident of keeping their jobs, using the skills they possess. The survey also shows across all markets, Indians are most confident, followed by the Netherlands (83 per cent) and the US (82 per cent),” the report said.

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Indians realise while automation is likely they know it will act as an enabler to improve efficiencies in deliverability. Pixabay

The markets least confident of holding onto their jobs in the face of automation, include Japan (23 per cent), South Korea (33 per cent) and Russia (50 per cent).

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Commenting on the survey, Parijat Chakraborty of Ipsos India said, “Indian job market is hierarchy driven, promotions are skills and performance-led. Indians realise while automation is likely they know it will act as an enabler to improve efficiencies in deliverability; human intellect, skill-sets and capital will still be needed to get the job done.” (IANS)