Vaibhav Rathi

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  • English

Tapping Resource Efficiency Potential in India

Published in 2017 by
  • DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES, 2017 (Civil society)

Type of document: Communication / Awareness Raising

Cities contribute to 80% of the economic growth, while also comsuming 75% of the world’s natural resources. India is witnessing rapid urbanisation, with approximately 31% of its population living in cities. This trajectory requires us to find a way of achieving economically and socially equitable growth, without further damaging the environment.
The concept of resource efficiency, i.e. of 'doing more with less' has significantly caught on in India's recent developmental paradigm.