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About Project

A developing country like India needs to address the disproportionate and steadily increasing share of resources required to support changing lifestyles and as raw materials for industry. With a growing economy, India is expected to have the world’s third largest consumer group by the year 2020 - with a consumption share of 13%. With such consumption levels, the demand for resources will be increasingly huge and may eventually lead to impacts on economic, environment, and access to these resources. Resource efficient production through more material efficient production processes has so far not been adequately explored by Indian industry, particularly SMEs.

The German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), under its International Climate Initiative (IKI), commissioned GIZ to implement jointly with the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) a three year project until April 2017 titled “Fostering Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Management of Secondary Raw Materials” (in short: Resource Efficiency). The focus of the initiative is on resource efficient utilisation of raw materials, especially minerals and metals, since they are required by the fast growing industry and thus critical to the Indian economy.


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