Republic Day 2020: Then and now, how India has changed over the years

 | Updated: Jan 26, 2020, 07:27 PM IST

As India celebrates its 71st Republic Day, we take a look at how time has changed since the 1950s. Here's taking a quick look at how the demographics, the economy, and the prices of some of the most essential articles that have changed over the years.


While the literacy rate of the country has seen a remarkable improvement, figures point at the alarming increase in our population and almost negligible change in the sex ratio.

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Economy and infrastructure

The Gross Domestic Product and the per capita income has seen an upward trend over the years. 

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Cost of essentials

With the change in time, things have only become dearer. 

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While in the 1950s a bag of flour would cost roughly 12 paise, it now comes at around Rs 30.

(Photograph:WION Web Team)