World population growth
1. World Population Growth
World population has grown rapidly in last 50 years, it reacheed 7.3 billion in 2015 and estimated to exceed 9.3 billion by 2050. Therefore there is growing pressure on food (soil) and water resources. LEDC's account for 95% of this population growth.
2. Industrial Development
Many LEDC's started independence with low levels of indutrialisation. Industrial production, employment and trade have grown at a massive rate in NIC's. Major driving forces in this expansion of many branch plants in LEDC's is the globalisation and growth of MNC's. Secondary industry is projected to contribute 25% to the GNP of India by 2020, the largest growths in metal, rubber, petrochemicals and machinery . Rises in consumerism has an impact on our resources.