In this article, Dr Arunabha Ghosh mentions,
"RESOURCE security is likely to grow in salience for the government that has recently taken office in Delhi. India, whose per capita consumption of energy and many minerals remains low, has to balance the cumulative demand for greater resource use with the risks of exposing itself to greater price volatility and environmental pressures. In fact, India has to confront three interlocking challenges of sustainable development: meeting basic needs for food, fuel, and water for a growing population; securing energy and other minerals to support economic growth while maximizing resource efficiency; and managing the environmental constraints and strategic consequences of increased resource use and competition. This triple mantra – focusing on access, efficiency and externalities – must be the guiding principle for the new government. What would that mean for India’s strategic imperatives and foreign policy?"
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