Indian Population started decreasingNational Family Health Survey–5 data is just released. As per this survey report, the total fertility rate of our country in 2019-21 was 2. It was 2.2 five years ago and 3.2 in 1998-99. The total fertility rate (TFR) is steadily coming down. Sikkim has the country's lowest TFR at just 1.1. The decrease is very high in Ladakh and the TFR has come down to 1.3 from 2.3 of earlier survey.
It should be a minimum of 2.1 to have the same number of deaths and births(replacement rate) and to maintain the population steadily. That means that the Indian Population started declining. It is a welcome feature. In the coming days, it may further come down. It is a good trend and slowly the population may come down substantially.