The market for India environmental testing is forecast to reach $342.5 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 10.8% from 2020 to 2025. Environmental test equipment is majorly deployed in the removal of contaminants such as residues, solids, organic compounds, and so on from air, water, soil and others. With the increasing pollution in the country, the dire need of employing environmental testing instruments to implement the government regulations is set to impact on the growth of the market during the forecast period 2020-2025.
The report: “India environmental testing Market – Forecast (2020-2025)”, by IndustryARC covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the India environmental testing market.
By Contaminant: Residues, Solids, Organic compounds, Microbiological compounds, Heavy Metal, Others
By Sample type: Air, Waste water, Water, Soil, Others
By Technology: Rapid, Conventional
By Geography: North, West, East, South
- Water sampling is analysed to grow at highest rate during the forecast period owing to the high water pollution in the country.
- North Indian region is dominating the market as of 2019, mainly attributed to the increasing pollution in the region, especially in New Delhi.
- Implementation of the stringent government regulations is set to drive the market during the forecast period owing to the mandatory deployment of environmental test equipment.
Rapid technology is analysed to hold highest share in 2019 and is set to grow at highest rate during the forecast period 2020-2025. The increasing number of potentially harmful pollutants in the environment is set to be the major factor contributing to the growth of the rapid technology in detection of the contaminants. The growing implementations of the stringent government regulations to control the pollution is boosting the market growth rate. At UNTCAD’s twenty-first session in May 2018, the commission on science and technology for development selected the impact of rapid technological change on sustainable development as one of its priority themes for the 2018–2019 intersessional period.
By Sample type
Water sampling is set to dominate the market in 2019. This is majorly attributed to the water pollution caused by residues from agricultural fields, discharge of untreated or partially treated sewage and industrial effluents, and disposal of fly ash or solid waste into a water bodies such as rivers, lakes and so on. The rivers such as Yamuna, Ganga and so on are majorly polluted in India, and this is creating a dire need of monitoring the rivers with environmental testing equipment thereby escalating the market growth rate for the environmental test equipment. In November 2019, Yamuna has been covered with toxic foam due to the total pollutants in the river, thus resulting in the government implementing increased water testing regulations. This is majorly set to further elevate the market growth rate during the forecast period 2020-2025.
Geography - Segment Analysis
As stated by World Economic Forum in March 2020, six of the world’s ten most polluted cities are in India thereby creating a dire need of environmental test equipment deployment. Northern cities such as Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida and so on are the major ones suffering from pollution, hence the Northern region is holding the highest market share in 2019. In order to tackle the pollution, the government is also making increased efforts thereby contributing to the growth of the market. The government of India has launched its National Clean Air Programme which aims to reduce air pollution levels by up to 30% by 2024. Therefore the deployment of the environmental test equipment in monitoring the pollution levels is set to be boosted in the market during the forecast period. Adding to this, the spraying of disinfectants all over the country to avoid the spread of COVID-19 has led to the deployment of environment test equipment to ensure the quality of air and water. This is set to elevate the market growth rate.
Drivers – India environmental testing market
- Increasing regulations for the environmental protection
In 2009, the government launched National Water mission, which majorly highlights the objective to conserve water through minimising wastage, pollution reduction and ensuring equitable distribution of water across the country. Therefore the growing pollution in most of the states in India is creating a dire need for the implementation of the government regulations is set to boost the market during the forecast period 2020-2025.
- Requirement of treatment of water in India
As a large populace in India still does not have access to safe water, the planning commission has budgeted USD 26.5 billion in the period 2012-2017 plan for providing safe water to all urban and rural Indians. These involve the deployment of testing equipment in the water treatment plants. Major waste water treating companies such as Suez has stated that it able to treat 7.5 Billion litres of safe drinking water produced in SUEZ-run treatment plants every day. These factors are set to elevate the market growth rate.
Challenges – India environmental testing market
- High initial investments for sensitive and analytical testing
The initial investments involved in the deployment of the environmental testing equipment is set to hinder the adoption of the market growth rate. The high investments are majorly attributed to the usage of high sensitivity sensors employed in the analytical instruments. The environmental measurement analysers deployed in oil and gas industries majorly for the waste water treatment are usually of high cost thereby posing a challenge for the market.
Product launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the India environmental testing market. India environmental testing driver market is expected to be dominated by major companies such as Eurofins, Interket, Bureau Veritas, Merieux, Microbac Laboratories, Alex Stewart among others.
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