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STATE OF ENVIRONMENT REPORT, 2021 RELEASED

STATE OF ENVIRONMENT REPORT, 2021 RELEASED

Context

Recently, the State of Environment Report, 2021 was released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

Details

  • India is all set to enter in a ‘pandemic generation’, with 375 million children (from newborns to 14-year-olds) likely to suffer long-lasting impacts, ranging from being underweight, stunting (low height-for-age) and increased child mortality, to losses in education and work productivity.
  • India’s air, water and land have become more polluted between 2009 and 2018.
  • Of 88 major industrial clusters in the country, according to the Central Pollution Control Board, 35 showed overall environmental degradation, 33 pointed to worsening air quality, 45 had more polluted water and in 17, land pollution became worse.
  • Tarapur in Maharashtra emerged as the most polluted cluster.
  • States’ Performance In Sustainable Development Goals:
    • Best Performing States: Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
    • Worst Performers: Bihar, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Uttar Pradesh.

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