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As India continues to industrialize rapidly, it is entering its most energy-intensive phase of economic growth -- building new infrastructure and increasing the use of transportation. Its energy demand was nearly 700mtoe (million tonnes of oil equivalent) in 2010. According to a McKinsey report, this is expected to cross 1500mtoe by 2030.
Industry 4.0 has been heralded as the future of manufacturing, and the future for India is in ensuring its spot as the "digital factory of the world". India's thrust towards "Make in India" should keep in cognizance Industry 4.0 and begin its positioning in this space. We have seen that each industrial revolution has happened faster than last, so if India acts soon it can surpass all of China's work in the last 20 years to become one of the manufacturing leaders of the world.