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India’s fertility rate drops below 2.1, population stabilizing: NFHS data

Hindustan Times | 24/11/2021 07:02 PM | Click to read full article

India’s Total Fertility Rate has declined from 2.2 to 2 while the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate has increased from 54% to 67%.

A TFR of 2.1 is considered as the replacement rate, which is a crucial factor in population growth. It ensures the replacement of a woman and her partner upon death with no overall increase or decrease in numbers.