State of Environment Report

State of Environment Report

(General Studies Paper- 3, Environment

Source- PRS India)


Recently the Centre for Science and Environment has released the State of Environment Report, 2021.

Key Findings of Report-

  • India is all set to lead in a pandemic generation
  • 375 million children likely to suffer long lasting impacts which range from –
  • Underweight
  • Stunting
  • Increased child mortality
  • Losses in education and work productivity

Increased School Dropouts-

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, over 500 million Children were forced out of school globally and India accounted for more than half of them

Rise in Extreme Poverty

  • Covid 19 has made the world’s poor poorer
  • Over 115 million additional people might get pushed into extreme poverty by the pandemic and most of them love in South Asia

Pollution Levels worsened-

  • India’s Air, water and land have become more polluted in the year between 2009 to 2018
  • Due to Air pollution  Sixty seven million Indians died due in 2019
  • Tarapur in Maharashtra emerged as the most polluted cluster

Sustainable Development Ranking-

In terms of Sustainable Development India Ranked 117 out of 192 countries and was now behind all South Asian nations except Pakistan.

-Khyati Khare

Daily Current Affairs 01 March 2021

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