Arunachal Pradesh tops in preservation and conservation of environment, Uttarakhand at the bottom

Arunachal Pradesh is right at the top in keeping pollution levels in check and making least number of environmental violations, maintaining forest cover, and using renewable sources of energy. The other states in the top five are Tamil Nadu, Mizoram, Karnataka and Nagaland

GN Bureau | May 14, 2016


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The Public Affairs Centre, a not for profit organisation, assessed states and union territories using data available in the public domain in key areas of governance and came out with ‘Public Affairs Index’, presenting an inter-state comparison. The states were compared on 10 areas each and were given scores between 0 and 1, with 0 being the lowest score and 1 being the highest. Here’s a look at:

Environment

It comprised of three focus subjects (and their indicators):

1. Pollution & environmental violations

  • Suspended particulate matter
  • SO2 Emissions
  • NO2 Emissions
  • Number of environmental violations in the state (per capita)

2. Forest cover

  • Increase/decrease in forest cover

3. Renewable energy

  • Renewable energy as a percentage of total energy generated

Here are the rankings:

State/Union territory PAI Index Ranking
Arunachal Pradesh 0.72 1
Tamil Nadu 0.682 2
Mizoram 0.641 3
Karnataka 0.625 4
Nagaland 0.57 5
West Bengal 0.529 6
Sikkim 0.527 7
Gujarat 0.497 8
Himachal Pradesh 0.497 9
Maharashtra 0.484 10
Kerala 0.482 11
Odisha 0.481 12
Andhra Pradesh 0.475 13
Assam 0.473 14
Punjab 0.472 15
Jammu and Kashmir 0.462 16
Tripura 0.448 17
Meghalaya 0.445 18
Manipur 0.442 19
Rajasthan 0.436 20
Madhya Pradesh 0.433 21
Haryana 0.416 22
Uttar Pradesh 0.397 23
Bihar 0.391 24
Goa 0.377 25
Chhattisgarh 0.356 26
Jharkhand 0.343 27
Delhi 0.341 28
Uttarakhand 0.331 29

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