Unreasonable growth, over-population and congestion in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have always remained matters of serious concern for policymakers.

New Delhi: Commuters in cities with 20 lakh population can hope for more comfortable journey if state governments are willing to choose modern Metro for intra-city transportation.

The country does not appear alarmed or worried at the growth of population.

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday started the socio-economic and caste census-2011 to identify the Below-Poverty-Line families in seven out of 30 districts in the first phase.

Mumbai is India's most populated city with over 1.84 crore (18.4 million) people, followed closely by Delhi with 1.63 crore (16.3 million) and Kolkata with 1.41 crore (14.1 million), making these I

Behind the numbers, a complex story of birth and ageing

Baby Nargis, the world's seven billionth person, born in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, and the 102-year-old Hilla Sorab Billimoria of Kolkata represent, between them, two ends of India's complex population story.

Past eight years show rising trend
Maharashtra posts a dismal picture with over 50,000 farmers killing themselves in the country's richest State in that period. It also remains the worst State for such deaths for a decade now. Close to two-thirds of all farm suicides have occurred in five States: Maharashtra, Karnataka, A.P., Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Study shows the birth rate drop is more drastic in southern districts

There has been an alarming decline in the fertility rates of women in Karnataka in the past decade, a study of the available 2011 census data has revealed.
The study conducted by the Population Research Centre at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) shows the fertility rate has declined to two children per woman in the State in the past five years, resulting in a faster negative growth in the child and young population in future.

Delhi/Mumbai: The urban agglomeration of Delhi has for the first time overtaken that of Mumbai, whose UA’s population in 2011 stood at 18.4 million according to the latest census data, but if Vasai

Delhi/ Mumbai: The urban agglomeration of Delhi has for the first time overtaken that of Mumbai, a TOI analysis of census data just released shows. Close to 22 million people now live in