A decade for youth to make India a developed Nation

Deepak Aley
Contd from previous issue
18% in the 10-19 age group, 26% in the age bracket of 10-24 years, 68% in the 15-64 years age group, and 7% above 65 years.
India’s working-age population made up 60.7 per cent of its total population in 2011, and this grew consistently through 2016 and 2021. It is further projected to grow through 2026, and reach 65.1 per cent in 2031.By 2030,india will have the highest working age population among all the other large economies in the world.
A study on demographic dividend in india by UNFPA(UNITED NATION POPULATION FUND) throws up two interesting fact. One,the window of demographic dividend opportunity in india is available for five decades from 2005-06 to 2055-56,longer than any other country in the world.
(To be contd)