Environmental sustainability index 2011 for Indian states

Environmental sustainability index 2011 for Indian states

According to this recent comparative analysis of the environmental achievements, challenges and priorities of Indian states, north-eastern states are most-sustainable and the least sustainable states are Bihar, Haryana, Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh.

Environmental sustainability index (ESI) is a comparative analysis of the environmental achievements, challenges and priorities of Indian states. It is indicative of a State's general environmental condition, capturing both historical resource endowments and achievements of policies and strategies undertaken by various stakeholders in conserving natural resources. The index aggregates indicators that reflect, first, anthropogenic activities of production, consumption and distribution that exert pressures on the environment; second, state of air quality, water quality, land use & agriculture, forests & biodiversity; third, measures of the impact of the current state of the environment and resource extraction on ecosystem and human health; and fourth, policy responses and society's efforts to preserve the environment.

See Also

Feature: Environment ministry rapped.

Feature: Let's talk.

Report: Environmental sustainability index for Indian states 2009.

Report: State of environment report.

Report: State of Forest Report 2011.

Report: State of Indian agriculture.

Report: Compendium of environment statistics 2011.

Report: India air quality profile 2010.

Report: Revised national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).

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