Azam Khan on Wednesday remarked on about controlling the population in the country, saying that people who have become successful did not have any children.
His comment comes after the recent United Nations report which spoke about the burgeoning population in India. The report which came out on Monday said that the nation was projected to surpass China by 2027 as the most populous country.
The Samajwadi Party leader was asked a question on controlling the population. To which he said,
"Those who have become successful did not have any children."
India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country around 2027, said a United Nations' report on Monday. It is expected to add nearly 273 million people between now and 2050 and will remain the most populated country through the end of the current century, the report said.
''The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights'', published by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said the world's population is expected to increase by two billion people in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050.
The world's population could reach its peak around the end of the current century, at a level of nearly 11 billion, according to the study, which presents the main results of the 26th round of the UN's global population estimates, projections and global demographic patterns.
The new report said that more than half of the projected increase in the global population up to 2050 will be concentrated in just nine countries, led by India and followed by Nigeria, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the US.
The report highlighted that "disparate population growth rates" among the world's largest countries will re-order their ranking by size.India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country around 2027, according to current projections made in the report.