It is no secret that India’s population is growing, and growing fast. Home already to more than 1.3 billion people, the country is projected to supersede China as the world’s most populous nation by 2024. The population is expected to touch 1.5 billion people by 2030. This population boom has coincided with a rise in living standards. Indians are now living longer. This, of course, is good news. However, it also means that the country is facing a rise in its elderly population, which will number more than 340 million by 2050 as Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel told the Lok Sabha on Friday. The news suggests that India’s population is ageing faster than previous thought. Past estimates posited the number of persons aged sixty or more to increase to 300 million within the same timeframe. An older population is indicative of how far India has come in improving its health indicators. However, unless action is taken, an older population could also serve to highlight … Read Full Article about India’s population is ageing faster. What does that mean?