Given the compelling evidence on declining fertility rates across India, including Assam, it seems odd to limit the family size, writes Ajit Ranade

Ajit Ranade

India’s young demography has been considered to be its structural advantage. Half the population is below the age of 27. Of course, there are poorer African countries whose median age is much lower. For example, it is 14.8 years for Niger, 15.8 for Uganda, 19.7 for Kenya. India’s own median age in 1970 when it was much poorer, was just 19.3 years. India is still below the world’s median age of 31. The median age in Japan is

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