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    ...This leads to faster changes in the population structure characterised by a reduction in the proportion of young people and an increase in the proportion of the elderly. When all the States in India are clustered in terms of fertility levels, one sees a predominantly youthful north and a maturing south and west. This demographic divergence between States and regions is important from the policy perspective and forward-looking development planning. Most of the current and future demographic potential is locked in the northern States, and largely located in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. As per population projections, these five States will account for more than 55% of population growth in India till 2030. ...

    The Hindu on July 11, 2017, 12:15 a.m.