Demography and Bollywood
With an estimated population of 1.2 billion,
India is the world's second most populous
country. The last 50 years have seen a rapid
increase in population due to medical advances
and massive increase in agricultural
productivity due to the "green revolution".
The percentage of Indian population living in
urban areas has consistently grown; from 1991
to 2001, India's urban population increased by
31.2%. In 2001, about 285 million Indians lived
in urban areas while more than 70% of India's
population resided in rural areas. As per the
2001 census, there are twenty seven million-
plus cities, with the largest cities being Mumbai,
Delhi and Kolkata.