Spatio-Temporal Variations of Population Growth in Different Zones of India.
This study is concerned with assessing the spatio-temporal variation in the pattern of population growth in India,
particularly in post-independence era. A classification scheme has been applied to the differential population
growth patterns in six major sub-division of India including Northern India, Western India, Central India,
Southern India, Eastern India and Northwestern India. The study was carried out through secondary data with
proper utilization of statistical techniques which were well presented through maps, graphs, pie, bar and
diagram. The result indicates that the population growth rate are significantly high in Northern, Western,
Southern and eastern India regions; all these regions share a growth rate of 22.49%,20.11%,20.9%,22.37%
respectively. Among the six divisions of India, northern Regions holds highest number of population since 1971-
2011 whereas North eastern region shares small proportion of population. The growing rate of population
hampers the economic growth, resource utilization and it is a need of hour to control the population growth for
achieving greater heights towards a balanced population structure and even economic growth.