Many organizations in the country keep accusing Muslims of increasing their population. Claims are made that the Muslim population is increasing rapidly.
Now the central government has told that in 2023 what will be the population of Muslims in the country.
In response to a question asked in the Lok Sabha, the government has given the answer.
In a written reply to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mala Rai’s questions, Minority Affairs Minister Smriti Irani said, according to the 2011 census, the population of Muslims was 14.2 per cent of the total population of the country and their participation in the population is estimated to remain in the same proportion in 2023.
That is, in the last 9 years, the pace of growth of the population of Muslims and the population of the country is the same.
In a written reply, the Union Minister said, in 2011, the Muslim population was 17.2 crore. The technical group formed on population has estimated the population of the country to be 138.8 crores in 2023. Since, according to the population of 2011, the Muslim population in 2023 is estimated to be 14.2 percent, in such a situation, the number of Muslims in 2023 will be 19.7 crores.
In response to another question by Mala Rai, Smriti Irani said, according to the Periodic Labor Force Survey 2021-22 of the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, the literacy rate among Muslims of seven years and above was 77.7 percent, while their percentage in the labor force The share was 35.1 percent.
The Union Minister also told in the Lok Sabha that according to a government survey of 2020-21, 94.9 percent of Muslims in the country had better sources of drinking water and 97.2 had better toilet facilities.
There were 50.2 percent Muslim families who bought or constructed new houses or flats after March 31, 2014.