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india predictions for 2040

Read 22 predictions about India in 2040, 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 2040

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Politics predictions for India in 2040

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Government predictions for India in 2040

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Economy predictions for India in 2040

Economy related predictions to impact India in 2040 include:

  • India holds 4% of global aircraft movements, third only to the US (23%) and China (16%).1
  • India's energy consumption has reached 607 million metric tonnes of oil and gas; it has nearly tripled since 2017 with 202 MMT.1

Technology predictions for India in 2040

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Culture predictions for India in 2040

Culture related predictions to impact India in 2040 include:

  • India raises the retirement age as the number of people over the age of 60 balloons to 239 million, up from 104 million in 2011.1
  • There are now 77,000 judges in India's legal system, up from 23,700 since December 2018.1

Defense predictions for in 2040

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Infrastructure predictions for India in 2040

Infrastructure related predictions to impact India in 2040 include:

  • India faces a USD 526 billion infrastructure investment gap. The country needs a total of USD 4.5 trillion to finish projects in sectors like power, road, railways, shipping, and telecom.1
  • India's air passenger traffic grows to over 1 billion. The country had just 187 million passengers (to, from and within India) in 2017-18.1
  • Electricity demand in India reaches 5,271 terawatts per hour (TWh), a fourfold increase from 2019. India now uses more power than the US.1
  • Diesel demand in India grows from 513 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) in 2015 to 1,320 MTOE today.1

Environment predictions for India in 2040

Environment related predictions to impact India in 2040 include:

  • Temperatures rise another 1.5 degrees Celcius throughout India. This new heat increases heat stress, high air pollution levels, and salt-water intrusion in coastal areas triggered by rising sea levels.1

Science predictions for India in 2040

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Health predictions for India in 2040

Health related predictions to impact India in 2040 include:

  • Cancer rates in India double from 1.2 million in 2018 to 2 million today. Reasons include increased population and increased life expectancy.1
  • The number of cancer cases needing first-line chemotherapy treatment increases from 9.8 million in 2018 to 15 million today, representing a 53% increase.1

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