The unknown statistics of India

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Here are some of the most interesting statistics and facts about India that you probably did not know about.

  • Over the next three years, all of the world’s worker population will be 25% Indian.
  • 42% of those living in poverty from global standards, reside in India. That is more than 450,000,000 people living below the poverty line, which stands at $1.25 each day. But did you know India is also one of the fastest growing economies right now?
  • It is predicted that between the time 2007 and 2020, the GDP per capita will quadruple for the country, according to Goldman Sachs.
  • Bangalore, which is the tech capital of India, raised its supplies 6 times in a 5-year period. Right now, it has more grade-A offices than highly developed regions like Singapore.
  • 50% of the world’s IT services are outsourced from India. The IT industry amounts to $47 billion in India. Sole clients like Walmart outsource as much as a billion dollars in the form of IT contracts to India.
  • India ranks second in the list of the biggest world importers of arms. The country has been spending nearly $50 billion every year on defense purchases for the last several years.
  • 12,000,000 tons of mangoes grow in India every summer. The weight of these is equal to 80,000 blue whales.
  • Cherrapnuji is the one place on earth that receives the most rain. Right now, it stands at 425 inches of rain recorded.
  • India’s movie market is bigger than that of USA and Canada’s combines. In 2010, the country sold 3.2 billion tickets.
  • For the last ten years, over 500,000 female births have been aborted every year due to illegal abortion through sex selection.
  • India has a higher turnout rate on election poll day than America does. It has 568 million registered voters.
  • It is predicted that India’s population will surpass that of China’s by 2028. The UN estimates that India will be the most populous country on earth in only 12 years time. This is when it will have 1.45 billion inhabitants. By the 2060s, it is estimated that the population would reach 1.6 billion.
  • The exact number of languages spoken in India is well over a thousand. Some languages are difficult to distinguish as people often cannot tell when one language ends and another begins, as they may be way too similar. In 1961, India held a consensus that listed 1652 languages. Some of the languages have died out since.
  • India’s population median age is 26 years, which is a lot less than the median age of the Japanese or Chinese people, which is 45, and 37 respectively.
  • The population of Delhi has surpassed that of Tokyo, at 22.65 million people. In the 17th century, Delhi was the most populous city in the entire world.
  • 115,000 people die on the roads in India each year. This number is closing in on 200,000. These are the numbers that have been documented; they might be higher in reality.

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