As per the 2016 Living Planet Report of WWF, India is currently using resources at a rate that is 70 per cent above our bio-capacity. This equation the Report claims will be further affected as wealth grows and consumption patterns change.
Approximately 50 per cent of India’s population depends directly on natural resources. If India continues its current development trajectory, its resource demand will have more than tripled to a figure equivalent to the combined current consumption of all the OECD countries by 2030.
The infosheet, created by the G’nY team, presents a summary of the Report.