Magazine Articles | Population | VOL. 11, ISSUE 69, November-December 2011 |

India’s Population Profile

The percentage decadal growth during 2001-2011 has registered the sharpest decline since Independence - from 23. 9 for 1981-1991 and 21.5 for 1991-2001 to 17.6 per cent today - a decrease of a sharp 3.9 over the past decade’s 2.3 percentage points. Similarly, the average exponential growth rate for 2001-2011 has declined to 1.6 percent per annum from nearly 2 percent per annum during 1991-2001. The average annual exponential growth rate during 1981-1991 was 2.2. Population Growth Rates Over the...

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