About India

India is divided into 29 states and 7 union territories*; Andaman and Nicobar Islands*, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh*, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli*, Daman and Diu*, Delhi*, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep*, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry*, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura,Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.

Note: although its status is that of a union territory, the official name of Delhi is National Capital Territory of Delhi

The total population of India is estimated to be  1,220,800,359 as on July 2013. With this, India became only second country in the world after China to cross the One Billion mark. India has been the origin place for many world religions and philosophies.


Total Population: 1,270,272,105 (1.27 billion)

Males:655,875,026 (655.8 million)

Females: 614,397,079 (614.4 million)

Sex Ratio: 940 females per 1,000 males

The total Percentage of Literacy is 74.04% (Census 2011)

Male literacy rate at 82.14% and female at 65.46%

No. of Administrative Units in Census 2011

States/Union Territories – 35

Total Districts  – 640

Sub-districts – 5,924

Towns – 7,936

Villages – 6.41 lakh


Population as on 1st March 2011 at 00:00 hrs

Total Literacy Rate

Persons    :   1,210,193,422           74.04%

Males       :      623,724,248           82.14%

Females   :      586,469,174           65.46%

Child(0-6)  :      158,789,270              ——


The total number of children in the age-group 0-6 is 158.8 million. The proportion of Child Population in the age group of 0-6 years to total population is 13.1 percent while the corresponding figure in 2001 was 15.9 percent. The decline has been to the extent of 2.8 points.


Decadal Literacy Growth 2001-20011

• Literacy rate has gone up from 64.83 per cent

in 2001 to 74.04 per cent in 2011 showing an

increase of 9.21 percentage points.

• Percentage growth in literacy during 2001-2011

is 38.82; males : 31.98% & females : 49.10%.

• The state of Kerala has the highest literacy rate

93.11%, whereas Bihar has the lowest 63.82%.

Unemployment Rate 7.8%

The total HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 2.4 million (2009 est.)

The total HIV/AIDS - deaths: 170,000 (2009 est.)

Unemployment Rate 7.8% (2006 est.)

Percent of the population under the poverty line 22% (2006 est.)


Hindu 80.5% Muslim 13.4% Christian 2.3% Sikh 1.8% Buddhists 0.8% Jains 0.4% others 0.7% unspecified 0.1% (2001 Census)

India is the largest democracy in the world. Though many missionaries and missions have been working in India, parts of this country are still un-reached with the gospel, and our aim is to reach every unreached Indian with Jesus Christ

source: Census 2011 Ministry of Home Affairs, CIA Fact book, Wikipedia.