India forecasts for 2030
Read 23 forecasts about India in 2030, a year that will see this country experience significant change in its politics, economics, technology, culture, and environment. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.
Politics forecasts for India in 2030
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Government forecasts for India in 2030
Government related forecasts to impact India in 2030 include:
  • India mandates new laws to reduce waste generated from the renewable energy sector, namely solar e-waste, which reached 1.8 million tonnes this year. Likelihood: 60% 1
Economy forecasts for India in 2030
Economy related forecasts to impact India in 2030 include:
  • India eradicates extreme poverty throughout the country, i.e., those living on less than $1.9 a day. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Despite a boost in renewable energy, coal still makes up 50% of India's power generation. Likelihood: 90% 1
  • Despite the "talent crunch" trend of many developed economies, India faces a talent surplus, meaning wages are not increasing due to high supply. Likelihood: 90% 1
  • India loses 6% of working hours due to climate change, namely heat stress. That number was 4.3% in 1995. Likelihood: 90% 1
Technology forecasts for India in 2030
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Culture forecasts for India in 2030
Culture related forecasts to impact India in 2030 include:
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Defense forecasts for India in 2030
Defense related forecasts to impact India in 2030 include:
  • India now has a small fleet of hypersonic missiles, weapons that combine the speed of a ballistic missile with the maneuvering capabilities of a cruise missile. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • India now possesses anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, which can destroy satellites, since the country first test-fired the weapon back in 2019. Likelihood: 60% 1
Infrastructure forecasts for India in 2030
Infrastructure related forecasts to impact India in 2030 include:
Environment forecasts for India in 2030
Environment related forecasts to impact India in 2030 include:
  • India adds 500 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, up from 175 gigawatts in 2020. Likelihood: 90% 1
  • India restores 26 million hectares of degraded land, beating its original target of 21 million hectares. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • India reduces the 2014 peak of 2.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide released by 34%. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • After Indian Railways sourced 10% of its electricity needs in 2020, the company is now a net-zero carbon emitter. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • India electrifies its entire railway network, all 75,000 miles of it. Likelihood: 70% 1
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Disruptive forecasts for India in 2030
Disruptive related forecasts to impact India in 2030 include:
  • India has 855 million air passengers, up from 265 million in 2017. Likelihood: 90% 1
  • Investments in India's green economy - where economic growth, environmental responsibility, and social impact meet to provide sustainable solutions - hit $250 billion. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • 30% of all cars sold in India are now electric vehicles. Likelihood: 90% 1
  • India achieves its target of 300 million tonnes of steel production, up from ~9 million in 2019. Likelihood: 90% 1
Super humans forecasts for India in 2030
Super related forecasts to impact India in 2030 include:
  • Ninety-eight million people in India now have Type 2 diabetes, up 69 million 15 years ago. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • India eradicates malaria across the country. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • India adds 30 gigawatts of offshore wind plants. The first project started in 2018 and was only 1 gigawatt. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • 21 Indian cities ran out of groundwater in 2020. Today, that number rises to 30 as demand outpaces supply. Likelihood: 90% 1
Weird science forecasts for India in 2030
Weird science related forecasts to impact India in 2030 include:
  • After India sent astronauts to the moon as part of its Gaganyaan project in 2022, the country launches its first space station to accommodate astronauts for up to 20 days. The space station is orbiting Earth at an altitude of ~400 km. Likelihood: 70% 1

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