Adequate, affordable and energy efficient supplies are one of the key drivers towards sustainability and the transition from agriculture based economy to industrial and service based economy.
Drastic change in climate is seen to impact the lives and livelihood of people dependent on the ecosystem, the biodiversity and cropping patterns, and the economy.
Natural resources - the very foundation of human survival, progress and prosperity - need to be developed in a sustainable manner.
Rapid urbanization, industrialization and changing lifestyles are resulting in generation of huge amount of wastes in urban and industrial areas in the country.
Amelioration of poverty not just requires rolling out well designed anti-poverty programmes on a country-wide basis but also needs a cohesive approach to livelihood development.
With high concentration of population and infrastructure, cities are going to be the 'engines' of the economic growth and any approach for sustainable development has to inevitably take these infrastructure hubs into account.
Health is intrinsically linked with sustainable development though seldom perceived in this sense.