Status of children from Indian National context
India is home to the largest number of children in the world, significantly larger than the number in China. The country has 20 % of the 0- 4 years' child population of the world. The number of live births in the country is estimated to be 27 million, which again constitutes 20 % of the total number of live births in the world. Although the number of births is expected to gradually go down in the coming years, the relative load of India in the world in terms of the child population is not going to decrease significantly for a long time to come.