Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
SIZE: More than 3.4 million industries
EMPLOYMENT: More than 19.2 million people - 86% of employment in the manufacturing sector. Ranks next to agriculture in employment generation in the country
BACKBONE: Accounts for 95% of industrial units in the country and 40% per cent of industrial output
WORTH: About Rs 700,000 crore (at current prices)
CONTRIBUTION TO GDP: About 7%
CONTRIBUTION TO EXPORTS: Between 45-50%
STATE OF CONCENTRATION: Uttar Pradesh (12.51%), Tamil Nadu (11.34%), Madhya Pradesh (9.71%), Maharashtra (7.83%), Karnataka (7.30%) and Punjab (6.38%).
STATE OF EMPLOYMENT: Tamil Nadu (20.02%), Maharashtra (10.28%), Uttar Pradesh (9.73%), Karnataka (7.39%), Delhi (7.38%) and Gujarat (6.46%)
OUTPUT: More than 7,500 products
CONTRIBUTION TO POLLUTION: 65 per cent of industrial pollution