500 million. 500 million Indian citizens are expected to be under the age of 25 by 2020. According to reports, currently 9 of every 10 people between the ages of 10 to 24 are in developing nations. Of those, India continues to have one of the youngest populations in the world with an all time high of 356 million youth.
Youth is perhaps one of the most powerful resources that a country can have. If 500 million youth, around 64% of our population will be added to our workforce, the country’s socio-economic development will witness an unprecedented rise. Economists believe such favourable demographic dividend could add a significant 2% to the GDP growth rate.
However, if we do not tread carefully, this advantage might take a turn for the worse. In the past year, India has been hit by major social and political upheavals, from Kashmir and Haryana to Tamil Nadu and Telangana that