Annual environment status report 2011-2012: Government of Puducherry

The key challenges that the State faces relate to striking a balance between environment degradation and economic growth. These challenges are intrinsically connected with the state of environmental resources, such as land, water, air and their flora and fauna. Environmental degradation is one of the cause major in enhancing and perpetuating poverty, particularly among the rural poor, when such degradation impacts soil fertility, quantity and quality of water, air quality, forest, wildlife and fisheries. Accordingly, development plans for the State are carefully evolved keeping this in mind. This Annual Environment Status Report depicting the status of quality of environment of U.T. of Puducherry.