SA Mines and Energy Journal : December 2010 - January 2011
DECEMBER 2010/JANUARY 2011 SA MINES & ENERGY JOURNAL 38 FEATURE Into India In November, SACOME participated in a South Australian Government-led trade mission to India. India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and Australia is a key supplier of the resources it needs to fuel this escalating growth - including coal, copper and gold. India's growth in recent years has improved the standard of living for many in the community, however the country still contains the world's largest concentration of people living below the poverty line. A recent Goldman Sachs report suggests Indian GDP will surpass that of the United States before 2050, but the nation will remain a low-income region for several decades. These photos taken by SACOME's Jason Kuchel highlight the cultural richness of this rapidly developing country.