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Maharashtra sees highest reduction in population growth rate

PTI 04 Jun 2014, 18:07:25 PM IST
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Mumbai: Maharashtra's decadal population growth rate reduced by 6.74 per cent during 2001-11, as against 3.8 per cent points at the national level, the State Economic Survey for 2013-14, tabled in the state legislature, said here today.

According to the survey, this is the highest reduction in population growth rate recorded in Maharashtra so far.  Maharashtra's total population is 11.24 crore, which reside in 2.37 crore houses, as against a population of 9.69 crore which resided in 1.88 crore houses during 2001.  The state's gender ratio is 929, as compared to the national figure of 943.

However, Konkan's gender ratio happens to be the lowest at 894, while the highest was of Nagpur, at 964.  The state's population density is 365 people per square kilometre, as against 382 people per square kilometre throughout the country.