Indians would outnumber Chinese by 2030
New Delhi, Mar 1 : India's population was likely to surpass that of China by 2030, as per the United Nations Report titled 'World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision Population Database'.
Quoting the Report in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today, Minister of State for Health&Family Welfare Panabaka Lakshmi said the Government was trying all means to stabilise the population of the country.
The various steps taken in this direction include adoption of National Population Policy (NPP), constitution of the National Commission on Population, registration of The National Population Stabilisation Fund and constitution of an Empowered Action Group (EAG) for focused attention on 8 demographically weaker states, said the Minister.
The Reproductive and Child Health Programme (RCH-II) was launched by Government in April, 2005 for provision of reproductive, maternal, child health and contraceptive services to the people, she said.
Ms Lakshmi said the Government has also launched the National Rural Health Mission in December last to provide for comprehensive integrated primary healthcare services throughout the country which inter alia seeks to stabilise the population growth in the country.