india predictions for 2022

Read 51 predictions about India in 2022, 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.

International relations predictions for India in 2022

International relations predictions to impact India in 2022 include:

  • India and the US enter a trade war. India imposes $235 million worth of tariffs after the US revokes India's tariff benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). Likelihood: 30%1
  • India spends USD 1 billion in foreign aid across the South Asian region as China's Belt and Road Initiative threatens India's dominance. Likelihood: 70%1
  • After India and Japan entered an agreement on peaceful uses of nuclear energy in 2017, the two countries strengthen their strategic relationship, including military and economic support, to curb China's growing influence in the region. Likelihood: 80%1
  • After the US imposes sanctions on Iran's oil exports, India continues importing oil from Iran, straining India's trade relationship with the US. Likelihood: 60%1
  • The US sells armed surveillance drones and other sensitive military technology to India after signing a breakthrough agreement in 2018. Likelihood: 70%1

Politics predictions for India in 2022

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Government predictions for India in 2022

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Economy predictions for India in 2022

Economy related predictions to impact India in 2022 include:

  • Indian economy reaches $5 trillion, up from $3 trillion in 2019. Likelihood: 80%1
  • India cuts oil import dependence from 77% in 2014 to 67% this year by shifting to biofuels and by raising domestic crude oil and gas production. Likelihood: 80%1
  • India's workforce grows from 473 million in 2018 to 600 million today. Likelihood: 70%1

Technology predictions for India in 2022

Technology related predictions to impact India in 2022 include:

  • Smartphone users in India reach almost 1 billion. Likelihood: 90%1
  • New technologies, like construction-grade 3D printing and prefabricated materials, allow for cost-effective homes to be constructed in rural India. The average construction times for homes constructed with these technologies reduced from 314 days to 114. Likelihood: 80%1
  • A new bill passes in India that stipulates any tech company collecting data on Indian citizens must store such information on servers located in India. Likelihood: 90%1

Culture predictions for India in 2022

Culture related predictions to impact India in 2022 include:

  • India increasingly shuts down the internet to stop the spread of fake news, costing the country $4 billion between 2018 and today, up from $3 billion between 2012 - 2017. Likelihood: 70%1
  • As commuters shift to ride-hailing services and public transportation, India sells ~2 million cars this year, down from 3 million in 2018. Likelihood: 70%1

Defense predictions for in 2022

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Infrastructure predictions for India in 2022

Infrastructure related predictions to impact India in 2022 include:

  • There are now 1.75 million solar pumps installed across Indian farms nationally. Likelihood: 80%1
  • After being stalled since 2001, India completes construction on the Shahpurkandi dam, costing ~$28 billion. Likelihood: 70%1
  • Between 2022 to 2024, India's state of Telangana completes the world's biggest lift irrigation project to address the state's agriculture drought challenges. (Likelihood 90%)1

Environment predictions for India in 2022

Environment related predictions to impact India in 2022 include:

  • India meets its 2022 renewable energy goals by adding 227 gigawatts of energy capacity, up from 70 gigawatts in 2018. Likelihood: 80%1
  • With 2,000 tigers in India as of 2014, India falls short of its goal to double the number of tigers in the country. Likelihood: 90%1
  • India eliminates all single-use plastics from being sold. Likelihood: 60%1
  • India increases its renewable power generation capacity from 64.4 GW in 2019 to 104 GW today. Still, the country misses its target to have 175 gigawatts of renewable power generation capacity. Likelihood: 80%1

Science predictions for India in 2022

Science related predictions to impact India in 2022 include:

  • India spends $1.28 billion to send three Indian astronauts into space for a seven-day mission on the country's Gaganyaan spacecraft. Likelihood: 70%1
  • Indian space agency begins a plan to build a small space station. Likelihood: 90%1
  • India completes its first manned mission to space. (Likelihood 70%)1

Health predictions for India in 2022

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January 7, 2022. Last updated January 7, 2020.

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