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Major Environmental Concerns in India

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Major Environmental Concerns in India

India is a developing country and like other countries is stuck with many environmental issues. Poverty being the major concerned area causes lack of economic development of people leading to inadequate sanitation and clean drinking water facilities. High growth rate of population is causing lowering of natural resources and deforestation.

India is  30 most polluted cities in the world, 21 were in India in 2019. As per a study based on 2016 data, at least 140 million people in India breathe air that is 10 times or more over the WHO safe limit and 13 of the world's 20 cities with the highest annual levels of air pollution are in India.

Environmental Issues in India

On the other hand, Economic growth and technological advancements are also playing major role in disturbing natural environment by factors like water, air and nuclear pollution. 

Though Indian Government is paying attention to major environmental concerned areas of the nation and formulating many environmental polices to keep pace with this alarming situation, yet lots need to be done.

Major environmental concerns of India are:
  • New Cities. While existing cities are growing, the country is also building new cities. ...
  • Stress on Natural Resources
  • Increased Mining
  • Energy
  • Deforestation
  • Land Slides
  • Fires
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Air Pollution
  • Urbanisation
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