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India’s Demographic Trends and Policy Imperatives

As the world welcomes the landmark of 8 billion persons, it may be useful to examine India’s demographic profile and select policy implications.  Demographic trends affect every aspect of the economy, finance, society, and politics. Indeed, analysts have observed that demographics is to economics what gravity is to physics. Therefore, a thorough understanding of emerging demographic trends for sound policies cannot be overemphasized.

A Crucial Headcount, Delayed Census 2021

The Indian Census has been delayed. While some sources claim that it is now to be conducted in 2023, it appears on the whole that the planning and preparation that is a prerequisite for the initiative has been put off indefinitely. While the Government of India posted in its notices that the reason for the delay was the Covid-19 pandemic, this article explores why such a reason might be a purely ostensible one. The article argues for immediate course correction, for reasons more than just having a “headcount”. 

India@75: Most Populous and?

As per UN Population Prospects 2022, India is going to be the most populous country in the world. In this regard, IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi with #IMPRI Center for Human Dignity and Development (CHDD), organized a panel discussion, #WebPolicyTalk, as part of the series The State of Population Development- #PopulationAnd Development on India@75:Most Populous and? on August 25, 2022.