World Population Day observed on July 11 every year with aims and objectives to spread knowledge about population related issues across the world. It has been observed since 30 years and issues are still growing. When first world population was observed it was 5.25 billion people were sharing planet earth but today population is near to cross the mark of 7.7 billion.
• As per the data provided by United Nations, every year approximately 83 million people are added to the world’s population and by 2030, the world population is expected to reach the 8.6 billion mark.
• India shares just two percent of world’s land but accommodating 16% of world population.
• India’s 35% population is living in three states that are Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
• Bigger populations can create strain in lots of different areas of society. Poverty is an ever-present reality.
• This day of World Population Day seeks to bring attention on the urgency and importance of population related issues. It was established by the then-Governing Council of the UNDP in 1989. It was an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987.