UNFPA India

Although its fertility rate has declined from about 3.6 to 2.4 children in the last three decades, India is projected to become the world’s most populous nation by 2028, with a population of some 1.45 billion. Now a middle-income country, India has seen significant improvements in health and education but wide inequalities persist. Maternal mortality and gender discrimination remain high. Early marriage and pregnancy contribute to excessive maternal death among women under 24. The low status of women is a factor as well, one that is reflected in an extremely skewed ratio of girls to boys.

Data overview View more

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: India View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of India in 2020 View more

Supply chain management strategy

A costed supply chain management strategy was in place, taking into account the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide on ensuring rights-based contraceptive delivery

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Life skills programmes for girls

491801 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

13 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

2675477 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Supply chain management strategy

A costed supply chain management strategy was in place, taking into account the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide on ensuring rights-based contraceptive delivery

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Life skills programmes for girls

491801 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

13 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

2675477 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

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  • Core
  • Non - core

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