The lives of the people of Nepal have improved, and amazing things have happened in the last 40 years…India is also left behind.


A report has come out on the population of Nepal which shows that there has been a lot of improvement in Nepal in terms of population. While the growth rate remained low, the average age increased by 21.5 years in the last 40 years. The death rate also reduced significantly. With this, Nepal has also left India behind in average age.

Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'

According to a recent report, Nepal's population growth rate in the last decade has been 0.92 percent per year, which is the lowest in the last 80 years. Also, the report revealed that Nepal achieved such success which even India lagged behind it. The report revealed that the average life expectancy in Nepal has increased by 21.5 years in the last 40 years.

On Sunday, Demographic Indicators (NSO) (National Statistics Office) put forward a report on Nepal's population, average age, and death rate. NSO said that Nepal's population growth rate was less than 1 percent per year. NSO Director Dhundi Raj Lamichhane said, “Compared to the figures of the last eight years, population growth was the lowest.”

increase in average age

According to the NSO report, the population of Nepal is currently around 292 million. Between April 2011 and April 2021, Nepal's population increased by 2.7 million. Similarly, according to the new data, the national average age of the country has reached 71.3 years. The average age of women has increased by 73.8 years, while that of men has increased by 68.2 years.

How far has Nepal progressed from India?

NSO records show that the average age of Nepalese has increased by 21.5 years in the last four decades. The report further added the average age by region and said that the average age of people living in Karnali province is the highest, their average age is 72.5 years, and the average age of people living in Lumbini province is 69.5 years. Nepal has moved ahead in terms of average age compared to India. Let us tell you, the population of India is many times more than that of Nepal. A new report published in The Lancet on April 4 revealed that the average age in India had increased by eight years in the year 2021. According to the 2024 report of the United Nations Development Programme, the average age in India has increased from 67.2 to 67.7.

In 1950, life expectancy in Nepal was only 34 years.

In 1950, the average age in Nepal was quite low. It was only 34.26, which had increased by only 1 percent in 10 years and had increased to 35.62 in 1960. In 1970 the average age reached 40.60. In 1980 it increased by 4 percent to 46.52. The average age in Nepal reached 53.99 in the year 1990. In the year 2000, the life expectancy of people increased to 61.85 years. After which the age beyond sixty reached 67.33 in 2010 and 70.88 in 2020. After which now in 2024, after 40 years, the average age in Nepal has increased from 34 years to 71.97 years after a long journey.

The death rate also improved

Similarly, at present there has been a lot of improvement in the infant mortality rate in Nepal. In 2021, the infant mortality rate had decreased to 17 per 1,000. Whereas in 2011 this figure was 40 per 1,000 infants. The fertility rate has decreased to 1.94 children per woman. The average age at which a woman gives birth to a child in Karnali province is 26.9 years, while in Bagmati province it is 28.4 years. Let us tell you, Nepal has conducted a national census every 10 years since 1911.