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Population

The State of India’s Urbanisation

According to Census 2011, India’s urban population was 37.7 crores, projected to grow to about 60 crores by 2030. The National Commission on Population (NCP) in India predicts that in the next 14 years (i.e., by 2036), about 38.6 per cent of Indians (600 million) will live in urban areas. The United Nations, too, highlights that India’s urban population size will nearly double between 2018 and 2050, from 461 to 877 million. Under this backdrop, the IMPRI Centre for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS), Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, hosted a Distinguished Lecture on State of India’s Urbanization as a part of the #WebPolicyTalk, The State of Cities – #CityConversations on June 22, 2022.

Young and Restless in New India: Hopes and Aspirations and a Reality Check

India is a country with an abundant young population and such demographic momentum creates a lot of opportunities in development segments. However, there are significant problems that are associated with this which are needed to ascertain with policy nudges. In this regard, The State of Population Development – #PopulationAndDevelopment, #IMPRI Center for Human Dignity and Development (CHDD), #IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi organized #WebPolicyTalk on Young and Restless in New India: Hopes and Aspirations and a Reality Check on May 11, 2022.