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Some of the primary environmental issues facing India are air pollution, poor waste management, water scarcity, deforestation, and loss of biodiversity.1 India constitutes 2.4% of the worldâ's land while supporting 16% of the worldâ's population, and such overpopulation has contributed to a severe loss of natural resources.2 Agriculture, industry, and energy sectors are all in competition for the scarce supply of water in India.3 Common natural disasters that plague India are floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes, and landslides.4 Earthquakes are particularly devastating to the country because of the densely populated urban settlements.5 58.6% of Indiaâ's landmass is prone to earthquakes and 68% of the cultivable land is prone to droughts, further contributing to Indiaâ's rank as the 5th most vulnerable country in the world to natural ...See More disasters.6 Show Less

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1 http://www.fsdinternational.org/country/india/envissues
2 Ibid
3 http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/international-services/where-we-help/asia/india
4-6 Ibid
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Geography

Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan
Area

Total 3,287,263 sq km
Land 2,973,193 sq km
Water 314,070 sq km

Climate

varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Natural Resources

coal (fourth-largest reserves in the world), iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, rare earth elements, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, limestone, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

droughts; flash floods, as well as widespread and destructive flooding from monsoonal rains; severe thunderstorms; earthquakes

volcanism: Barren Island (elev. 354 m) in the Andaman Sea has been active in recent years Barren Island (elev. 354 m) in the Andaman Sea has been active in recent years
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil erosion; overgrazing; desertification; air pollution from industrial effluents and vehicle emissions; water pollution from raw sewage and runoff of agricultural pesticides; tap water is not potable throughout the country; huge and growing population is overstraining natural resources

Demographics

Nationality
Indian
Population
1,220,800,359 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

India is developing into an open-market economy, yet traces of its past autarkic policies remain. Economic liberalization measures, including industrial deregulation, privatization of state-owned enterprises, and reduced controls on foreign trade and investment, began in the early 1990s and have served to accelerate the country's growth, which averaged under 7% per year since 1997. India's diverse economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services. Slightly more than half of the work force is in agriculture, but services are the major source of economic growth, accounting for nearly two-thirds of ...See More India's output, with less than one-third of its labor force. India has capitalized on its large educated English-speaking population to become a major exporter of information technology services, business outsourcing services, and software workers. In 2010, the Indian economy rebounded robustly from the global financial crisis - in large part because of strong domestic demand - and growth exceeded 8% year-on-year in real terms. However, India's economic growth began slowing in 2011 because of a slowdown in government spending and a decline in investment, caused by investor pessimism about the government's commitment to further economic reforms and about the global situation. High international crude prices have exacerbated the government's fuel subsidy expenditures, contributing to a higher fiscal deficit and a worsening current account deficit. In late 2012, the Indian Government announced additional reforms and deficit reduction measures to reverse India's slowdown, including allowing higher levels of foreign participation in direct investment in the economy. The outlook for India's medium-term growth is positive due to a young population and corresponding low dependency ratio, healthy savings and investment rates, and increasing integration into the global economy. India has many long-term challenges that it has yet to fully address, including poverty, corruption, violence and discrimination against women and girls, an inefficient power generation and distribution system, ineffective enforcement of intellectual property rights, decades-long civil litigation dockets, inadequate transport and agricultural infrastructure, limited non-agricultural employment opportunities, inadequate availability of quality basic and higher education, and accommodating rural-to-urban migration. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$4.761 trillion (2012 est.); $4.579 trillion (2011 est.); $4.25 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

27.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 30.1% of GDP (2011 est.); 31.9% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, wheat, oilseed, cotton, jute, tea, sugarcane, lentils, onions, potatoes; dairy products, sheep, goats, poultry; fish
Industries

textiles, chemicals, food processing, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery, software, pharmaceuticals