27 March 2017 Current Affairs: India will become the world's youngest country by 2020 with an average age of 29, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjith Singh Sandhu said.
Every third person in an Indian city today is a youth. In about seven years, the median individual in India will be 29 years, very likely a city-dweller, making it the youngest country in the world. These are some of the findings of the ‘State of the Urban Youth, India 2012: Employment, Livelihoods, Skills,’ a report published by IRIS Knowledge Foundation in collaboration with UN-HABITAT.
By 2020, India is set to become the world’s youngest country with 64 per cent of its population in the working age group.
The largest share of youth with formal skills was found in Kerala, followed by Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. Among those undergoing training, Maharashtra had the highest share, Bihar the lowest.
The report finds that a person in an urban area has a 93 per cent greater chance of acquiring training than someone in a rural area.