July 11 is World Population Day. As per the Indian census carried out in 2011 the population figure was 1210193422 - well above the one-billion mark. India the second most populous country in the world is projected to surpass China by 2025. The poignant fact is that the figures are rising by the day despite the population-control policies family planning and welfare programs undertaken by the government. Read about the dangers of adolescent pregnancies As we prepare to observe the World Population Day a road-map to expand healthcare access across the nation has become a critical priority for the policymakers.