More than 50% of India’s population is below the age of 25. Also, more than 65% is below the age of 35. According to the 2019 revision of the World Population Prospects, India’s population stood at 1,352,642,280. The data indicates that the number of Indian youth is large in the country. The overall Indian youth population is very talented and dedicated. All they need is sufficient opportunities to meet their education and employment requirements. They also expect a society in which merit prevails more than anything else. Indian youth keep pace with the trends of the world. They stay in the global village and are at par or better than youth of other parts of the world.
Indian Youth FAQs
Who are called youth in India?
As defined by the national youth policy (2014), persons between 15 to 29 can be referred as youth. This age-group constitutes 27.5% of India's population. 2011 Census data revealed that 563 million young people between the age of 10 to 35 stay in India. This number has increased since then.
What are the problems faced by Indian youth?
There are many problems faced by India youth. In this world of survival of the fittest, the youth face the problem of peer pressure. Drugs and alcohol abuse is something the youth have to deal with and this is again due to peer pressure. Cost of education and fear of unemployment concern the Indian youth a lot.
What does India youth want?
Indian youth want an environment in which the government act as a facilitator, not a regulator. The youth of India want the government to play a pro-active role and address their concerns which is mainly of employment. Apart from this they want a corruption free nation in which the merit prevails. They want the Rule of Law to govern them rather than Rule of Man.
What is the population of youth in India?
The total population of India is approximately 808 million. Nearly 40 per cent of the Indian population is aged 13 to 35 years. This is the segment that is defined as youth in the National Youth Policy. India has the largest youth population in the world.
Who can be called youth?
There is no universally agreed international definition of youth. However, for statistical purpose, the United Nations (UN) defines 'youth' as persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years. UN has come up with this definition without prejudice to any other definitions made by member states.