Politics Defusing the population time bomb: Will PM Modi walk the talk? Updated : August 15, 2019 01:26 PM IST The UN's 2017 World Population Prospect had predicted that India’s population was set to surpass China in 2024 and projected to touch 1.5 billion in 2030. Politicians both from ruling and opposition parties have avoided any discussion on the population issue. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.