india predictions for 2030

Read 40 predictions 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.

International relations predictions for India in 2030

International relations predictions to impact India in 2030 include:

  • Climate change and growing populations in India and Pakistan put too much stress on the Indus Basin, resulting in a severe drought, escalating tensions between the two nations. Likelihood: 60%1

Politics predictions for India in 2030

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Government predictions for India in 2030

Government related predictions 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 predictions for India in 2030

Economy related predictions 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
  • India loses 6% of working hours due to climate change, namely heat stress. That number was 4.3% in 1995. Likelihood: 90%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
  • United States will drop to become the world's third biggest economy behind China and India by 2030, new financial rankings suggest.Vote on this forecast
  • India could face productivity loss equivalent to 34 million jobs in 2030 due to global warming .Vote on this forecast
  • India may get rid of extreme poverty by 2030, under 3% to remain poor by 2020.Vote on this forecast
  • India to be lone economy facing suppressed wages by 2030.Vote on this forecast
  • Coal to dominate India power to 2030 despite renewables boost.Vote on this forecast

Technology predictions for India in 2030

Technology related predictions to impact India in 2030 include:

  • The secret space race - why India's timing of the ASAT tests were of utmost importance.Vote on this forecast

Culture predictions for India in 2030

Culture related predictions to impact India in 2030 include:

Defense predictions for in 2030

Defense related predictions 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 predictions for India in 2030

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Environment predictions for India in 2030

Environment related predictions to impact India in 2030 include:

  • India electrifies its entire railway network, all 75,000 miles of it. Likelihood: 70%1
  • India restores 26 million hectares of degraded land, beating its original target of 21 million hectares. 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 adds 500 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, up from 175 gigawatts in 2020. Likelihood: 90%1
  • India reduces the 2014 peak of 2.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide released by 34%. Likelihood: 60%1
  • India released 1.60 metric tons of CO2 emissions per capita in 2012. Today, that figure is now double. Likelihood: 90%1

Science predictions for India in 2030

Science related predictions 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

Health predictions for India in 2030

Health related predictions to impact India in 2030 include:

  • 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
  • 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

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

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