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Independence Day special: A look at how things have changed for India in 71 years

Here’s a quick look at how India has changed since independence on key parameters.

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India then and now — A look at how the country has changed since independence.
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India then and now — A look at how the country has changed since independence.

India’s population has grown from 359 million in 1947 to 1.34 billion in 2018.
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India’s population has grown from 359 million in 1947 to 1.34 billion in 2018.

The country’s literacy rate was just 12 percent in 1947. It has jumped to 74 percent in 2018.
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The country’s literacy rate was just 12 percent in 1947. It has jumped to 74 percent in 2018.

India’s food grain production has increased from 50 million tonnes in 1947 to 280 million tonnes in 2018.
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India’s food grain production has increased from 50 million tonnes in 1947 to 280 million tonnes in 2018.

The country produced 17 million tonnes of milk in 1950-51. Milk production stands at 54 million tonnes as of 2017-2018.
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The country produced 17 million tonnes of milk in 1950-51. Milk production stands at 54 million tonnes as of 2017-2018.

In 1950, India had 53,596 route kilometres of rail network. In 2017, India had 66,687 route kilometres of railway network.
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In 1950, India had 53,596 route kilometres of rail network. In 2017, India had 66,687 route kilometres of railway network.

First Published on Aug 14, 2018 05:59 pm
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