India's Development

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  • India's Development
    • Strengths
      • Growing economy
        • 7% economic growth per year since 1997
      • Richest biodiversity
        • 6% of plant + bird species
      • Growing global influence
        • One of the founding members of the UN and G20 industrial nations.
        • Takes part in peace keeping missions and has contributes the 2nd largest number of troops to the UN
    • Weaknesses
      • Traffic/ congestion
      • Could be conflict: 4 major religions in 1 place (Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity).
    • Threats
      • Has some of the world's worst urban slums
        • 40 million people- 1/4 of the urban population live in slums
      • 3rd greatest emitter of greenhouse gases.
        • Also many other types of pollution (like land, air and water).
    • Opportunities
      • 1/2 the world's population is in reach for trade
        • Can sell goods
        • Cheap Labour
      • Can trade with the UAE, China and the TIGERS (Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines
        • 1/2 the world's population is in reach for trade
          • Can sell goods
          • Cheap Labour
      • Largest film industry (Bollywood). +1200 films

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