Strategies and challenges towards USD1 Trillion Indian Manufacturing Sector

In the journey towards achieving sustainable high growth trajectory and inclusive development, India needs to reinvigorate its manufacturing sector. “Since the industrial revolution, no country has become a major economy without becoming an industrial power.” A revival in the manufacturing sector is thus imperative for India to achieve an inclusive and sustainable growth. As a … More Strategies and challenges towards USD1 Trillion Indian Manufacturing Sector

Sectoral Strategies for Transforming the Food Processing Industries in India

In the context of India’s vision of becoming the ‘Global Manufacturing Hub’; food processing is the ‘SUNRISE SECTOR’. The Food & Grocery market in India is the sixth largest in the world. Food & Grocery retail market in India further constitutes almost 65% of the total retail market in India. The Government of India through the Ministry … More Sectoral Strategies for Transforming the Food Processing Industries in India

Addressing Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Although, India has made impressive progress in economic development and social transformation; it is continuing to struggle with challenges such as access to clean energy, food, water and ensuring an adequate standard of living for its vast population.  High population growth, rapid urbanization, fast economic progress, and industrialization, have increased demand for resources, including food, water, and … More Addressing Water-Energy-Food Nexus

India with Clean Air: will it be a reality?

State of Global Air 2019, published by Health Effects Institute (HEI), said exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution contributed to over 1.2 million deaths in India in 2017. The report added that worldwide, air pollution was responsible for more deaths than many better-known risk factors such as malnutrition, alcohol abuse and physical inactivity. In … More India with Clean Air: will it be a reality?

Establishing an Energy Fund for NDC Implementation

As part of the NDCs, India has committed to generate 40% of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030. However currently, the share of renewable in electricity generation as of 2017 is only 15%. The biggest bottleneck to achieve the targets is adequate financing of the RE assets by both government as well as … More Establishing an Energy Fund for NDC Implementation

(I)NDCs as a pathway to realize national and global low-carbon, climate resilient – development strategies

What is INDC and NDC? Countries across the globe adopted an historic international climate agreement at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in December 2015. In anticipation of this moment, countries publicly outlined what post-2020 climate actions they intended to take under the new international agreement, known as … More (I)NDCs as a pathway to realize national and global low-carbon, climate resilient – development strategies

Focus on Manufacturing for Economic Development

Introduction: Developing countries have been experiencing rapid economic growth over the last decade that is mostly fueled by the strong performance of the agriculture sector, which in turn was mainly due to the higher yield and area expansion of smallholder farmers. However, there is a limit as to how much this strong performance of the … More Focus on Manufacturing for Economic Development

Is the Paris Agreement entering into ‘Actual Force’?

The news from Indian Prime Minister came today evening as a surprise- that India will ratify the Paris Agreement on October 2 and submit its NDC. This submission of India will push the Paris Agreement nearer to ‘’force into implementation’’. India accounts for 4.5 percent of the global emission.  However, the big question is: Will … More Is the Paris Agreement entering into ‘Actual Force’?

Climate Resilient Economic Growth

Climate change creates a new context for policy-making in developing countries. The economic costs of climate change can put their economic growth prospects at risk and endanger the achievement of their development objectives. At the same time, development can inadvertently increase vulnerability to climate change. Building “climate resilience” into development policies can help to reduce … More Climate Resilient Economic Growth