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Sourav Majumdar
An ocean of opportunities: The road to India@100
As Business Today celebrates its 31st Anniversary this year, we bring you various aspects and views on what we call “Mission 2047: Road to India@100.”
Sourav Majumdar
Feb 19, 2023
Mission 2047:Road to India@100
Where will India be in 2047? The country is expected to enter a period of intense growth of around two and half decades—being called Amrit Kaal—in the run up to the centenary of its Independence. Find out more in Business Today’s 31st Anniversary Special issue, where a stellar line-up of the biggest names in the world of business and policy share their views on how they see India going forward over the next 25 years, the challenges it will be up against, and how those can be overcome in a special package called “Mission 2047: Road to India@100”. Plus read an exclusive interview with Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. And find out Google’s India strategy. Grab your copy today!

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MONEY GAMES
WITH 32 TEAMS PLAYING AND MORE THAN 5 BILLION PEOPLE EXPECTED TO WATCH THE 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP IN QATAR, IT IS EXPECTED TO BREAK MANY RECORDS— INCLUDING BEING THE MOST EXPENSIVE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT EVER
  • $300 BILLION: The amount Qatar has splurged to prepare for this edition of the tournament; Brazil had spent $15 billion—the second highest—in 2014
  • $6.5 BILLION: The record amount of revenue this World Cup is likely to generate, compared to $5.2 billion generated in 2018
  • $440 MILLION: The amount FIFA has set aside for the prize payouts, with $42 million going to the winning team
HIGH TIME
THE RECENT CHAOS AT DELHI AND MUMBAI AIRPORTS HAS AGAIN PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON AVIATION INFRA EVEN AS AIR TRAFFIC RETURNS TO PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS
  • 427,517 PASSENGERS: Number of people departing from airports in India on November 11—the highest since the onset of the pandemic
  • 177 MILLION: Number of passengers Indian airports handled during April-October 2022—more than double the figure a year ago (83 million)
  • 7 PER CENT: Likely annual growth in India’s air traffic through 2040, as per aircraft manufacturer Boeing
BOILING OVER
THE RETAIL PRICE OF MILK (MONTHLY AVERAGE) HAS INCREASED BY OVER 10 PER CENT IN 2022 DUE TO RISING INPUT COSTS OF ANIMAL FEED. HERE’S WHAT THE NUMBERS HAVE TO SAY
  • ₹55.40 PER LITRE: The retail price of milk on December 31, 2022, compared to ₹49.90 on December 31, 2021
  • 28-31 PER CENT: Surge in prices of key components of animal feed in the past 12 months; feed constitutes over 75 per cent of milk production cost
  • 25 PER CENT: Contribution of India, the largest producer, to global milk production in 2021-22
GEARING UP
AFTER NEARLY THREE YEARS OF PAIN INFLICTED BY NEW EMISSION NORMS, COVID-19-INDUCED DISRUPTIONS AND A GLOBAL CHIP SHORTAGE, INDIA’S AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IS SLOWLY PICKING UP PACE. A LOOK AT THE KEY NUMBERS
  • 3.8 MILLION UNITS: Number of domestic passenger vehicles sold in 2022—the highest ever; the figure was 3.1 million in 2021
  • 933,116 UNITS: Number of commercial vehicles sold in 2022, nearly 38 per cent higher than 2021
  • 15.61 MILLION UNITS: Number of two-wheelers sold in 2022, up 7.43 per cent year-on-year (YoY); three-wheeler sales also grew 58 per cent YoY
  • 18 PER CENT: Rise in the exports of total passenger and commercial vehicles in 2022 at 733,220 units, from 622,206 units in 2021

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