The world is getting older. Can India cope?


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What is the future of humanity? Will we grow, will we thrive or will we slowly perish? Are we expanding or contracting as a species? And what is the future of India? How many Indians will there be? In a 2019 report, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) noted that by 2027 India will have the highest population increase, overtaking China as the world’s most populous country. India did, in fact, overtake China as the most populous country this year. The report predicts that between now and 2050, India, along with Nigeria, Pakistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the...