In India, automotive industry is one of the main pillars of the economy; with strong backward and forward linkages, it is a key driver of growth. The contribution of this sector to the National GDP rose from 2.77% in 1992-93 to about 7.1% in 2014. It provides direct and indirect employment to over 19 million people. The automotive sector is marked by a sharp rise in vehicle (Passenger car and two wheelers) ownership and will be a main consumer of key industrial metals. As part of the Resource efficiency project, the Indian automotive sector (majorly auto-component sector) has been identified as a potential sector focusing on the entry points for resource efficient production processes. This study focusses on the raw material consumption (mainly ferrous and non-ferrous metals) and the current practices of increasing the resource efficiency in the auto component sector.
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- End-of-Life Vehicle
Area of intervention
- Conceptual Background
- Southern Asia