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Old April 13th, 2016, 04:11 PM
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Default Re: Indian Environmental Issues

There are many environmental issues in India. Air pollution, water pollution, garbage, and pollution of the natural environment are all challenges for India.

Main Environmental Issues in India

The Environmental issues in India are huge.

1. Water

The largest of the environmental issues in India facing the people of India is inadequate or lack of access to vital fresh water resources.

As India's industries get bigger so will the amount of water they require and the amounts are already beginning to spiral.

Years of exploitation and extraction of groundwater in India has caused the national water table to suddenly and very dramatically drop.


The story of deforestation is another of the highly serious environmental issues in India.

It is predicted that almost 5.3 Million hectares of forest have been destroyed since the independence.

It is estimated that the number of Mangrove Forests have more than halved in the last 20 years.


India now has one of the worst qualities of air in the world.

In the big cities like Delhi and Mumbai, millions of old and very dirty diesel engines churn out millions of tonnes more sulphur than their western equivalents partly

As a result, the asthma rate for children in some of the larger cities is now at %50 and rising fast.


It seems that some areas are simply fed up with the lack of Government intervention and are using there initiatives.

Key areas of work include:

Conserving key wildlife species and their habitats

Management of rivers, wetlands and their ecosystems

Promoting sustainable local livelihoods

Mitigating the impacts of climate change

Transforming businesses and markets towards sustainability

Combating illegal wildlife trade
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