Where might India be 10 years from now?
India 2025 will be the world’s most populous nation, with a population of just under 1.5 billion, a little ahead of China. Gandhiji’s famous statement that “India lives in her villages” will remain true with under 40% of the population in urban areas. Agriculture will remain the mainstay of employment with over 40% still dependent on it even as its share of economic activity continues to shrink.
Literacy will rise significantly to over 80%, but that will still leave about one in five adults illiterate. At least 2.6% of all children born will die within their first year, but life expectancy will cross 70 for both genders. The fertility rate — the number of children born to a woman — will fall just below two, making us a nation of “hum do, hamaare do” decades after the slogan was conceived.
Some of this sounds depressing, but on the economic front, rapid strides would have been made. Gross domestic product (GDP) will touch neary $8 trillion, almost four times the current level, and the addition to the GDP in the decade will be nearly thrice the amount added in the 68 years since Independence. With population growth slowing down, this will also mean per capita incomes rise about four-fold to $6,000.
India’s integration with the global economy will be even higher with trade in goods and services accounting for nearly two-thirds of GDP. The average Indian will consume over four times the power she does today.
Internet users will account for anywhere between 50% and 80% of the populace. The market for passenger cars will be around 7.2 million a year, currently the size of the US market. Over 320 million people will travel by air within the country each year, meaning nearly a million Indians will take to the skies each day.
And Sonia Gandhi and clan will be in Italy hiding.
india should have more emphasis on human resource deveopment. educational institutions should be liberated from caste politics
very nice to read and hopefully will be true
In ten years time, India would be like Syria or Pakistan and Afghanistan
Indian after 10 years, specially farmers will be in DARKNESS within the village that has POWER, will send MMS ( photo version of SMS) to PM his eating GRASS as he shall have DIGITAL world at his mercy but NO FOOD ! He will send his son to City or even US after selling his land to Adani or Ambani and dream of settling in US after 10 years ! wonderful INDIA !
What will you do GDP 8 trillion, should not aim for GDP alone, standard of living of people should be increased.
Look at UK, their GDP is less than ours, but can you compare anything with them?
India in 10 yrs will be in 2026.
Please give me a telescope to watch 2025…. ( if possible a microscope too ).
Then our children demand few 1000 rupee note as pocket money. 100 rupee will have very little purchase value. The GDP rise will not be commensurate with the inflation.Wish future generation gets better deal.
India – 2 hours ago
The govt must bring rules to control the population. Like the two child norms
Gang rapes will probably increase ten fold. No toilets either. Beggars/ Fakirs asking for aid from Iran.
What about happiness?