Having struggled with monstrous social inequality for decades, by 2030 the Indian government is beginning to reap the benefits of the social programs carried out since decolonization. Alongside GDP growth, they have led to a situation in which only a small percentage of the population remains below the poverty line.
On the heels of rising prosperity in Mumbai, environmental issues are coming to the fore — hybrid and electric cars are now a common sight on the streets. City residents are getting the hang of waste sorting and recycling and becoming conscious consumers. Authorities are moving to reclaim landfills on the outskirts of the city.
Societal changes are the main themes of Bollywood, the local dream factory. In the coming years, movies will revolve around characters who think deeply about their role in society and the life of the planet.