Arunabha Ghosh, David Steven
August 2013 | International Cooperation
Suggested citation: Ghosh, Arunabha and David Steven. 2013. “India’s Energy, Food, and Water Security: International Cooperation for Domestic Capacity” in Shaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral Order,. edited by Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, and Bruce Jones. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Press
This chapter reviews the resources and environmental challenges facing India over the next twenty years, focusing on its political and geopolitical dimensions. It discusses the key drivers of change and possible trajectories for India’s domestic and international policy on these issues. Finally, it discusses the options for future Indian engagement on strategic resources and climate change. It offers suggestions for the Indian government to deepen its engagement and build stronger partnerships and governance arrangements with other countries.
The chapter also evaluates the energy resources that India needs to sustain growth and the economic impact of energy scarcity. It assesses India’s fuel, food, and water requirements to meet its basic needs. Further, it examines the environmental constraints that these resources demand will put on India.