In the same period as Make in India, Bangladesh’s share of manufacturing has risen from 16% to 18%. Bangladesh’s overall GDP is growing at 8% per year, much faster than India, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.
According to Rajan Wadhera, President of industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), which gives out the auto sales numbers, the overall slump in vehicle sales in India was due to the 'rising cost of vehicle ownership and slower growth in GDP'.
As technologies to tap the sun and store its energy become more efficient, we are already on our way to an incredibly energy-affluent world. And chances are we might arrive there before development driven by fossil fuels brings on a climate-change apocalypse.