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June 18, 2021

India’s population grows to 1.21 bln

India has released the provisional 2011 Census report, which shows that the country’s population has increased to about 1,210.2 million, or 17.5 per cent of the world population, according to RTT News. Literacy rate has marked a nine per cent increase, while the growth rate has reduced from 21.15 per cent to 17.64 compared to the last time the government counted heads of its citizens in 2001. The increase of 181 million over the last decade is also the sharpest fall in growth rate since independence.

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