Manufacturing accounts for nearly 17% of India’s GDP and provides millions with employment in the country. This sector is connected in many ways to several other industries, helping India thrive as an economy. However, one of the biggest issues that the sector has had to deal with is its contribution to industrial pollution and environmental degradation.
Industrialisation and environmental responsibility - historically, these two terms have been perceived as opposites and even now, industrialisation is associated with pollution, toxic emissions, and overall environmental degradation. However, with some conscious effort, large-scale industrial growth can coexist with sustainable practices. For that to happen, all stakeholders involved will have to consider the magnitude of industrial impact on climate change and work towards mitigating risks.