Emission inventory of CO2 in Jammu & Kashmir: a sectoral analysis

Jammu and Kashmir is adding 1.45 million tonnes of Green House Gases (GHG) annually to atmosphere as its dwindling forests are able to absorb only 10.21 million tonnes of such gases out of the total emissions of 11.66 million tonnes, a government report on CO2 emissions has revealed. The “Report on Emission Inventory of CO2 in Jammu and Kashmir – A Sectoral Analysis in 2013-14” has presented an alarming picture of deterioration of environment, unplanned development and steady decrease of forest cover. The report has put Jammu and Kashmir among the polluting states despite absence of major industries and higher living standards.