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


#environment   #public affairs index   #Public affairs centre   #governance  


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

Comments

 

Other News

BJP lawmakers top the list in hate speech cases

Out of all MPs and MLAs in office, 58 have declared cases related to hate speech. This includes union minister for drinking water and sanitation Uma Bharti along with 14 other Lok Sabha MPs. The list also includes 8 state ministers. A party wise analysis reveals that BJP has the highest numb

After its withdrawal from Meghalaya and Arunachal, is it time to review AFSPA in other areas too?

After its withdrawal from Meghalaya and Arunachal, is it time to review AFSPA in other areas too?

Togadia, Sinha and anti-Modi prejudices masked by empty rhetoric

There is an uncanny similarity in the pathological opposition to prime minister Narendra Modi by two members of the right wing, Pravin Togadia and Yashwant Sinha. They come from a diverse social and political background; yet they share a common strand that shows an unmitigated hatred towards

“We are becoming American digital colonies”

Data is the new oil; and it needs to be protected. In an interaction with Governance Now, Lionel Baraban, CEO of Famoco, talks about how the French tech firm is developing secure business devices to safeguard data against going to other countries. What are the major roles o

Goa Shipyard and MTU, Germany to manufacture MTU engines in India

Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) and MTU, Germany have agreed to cooperate in the  local manufacturing of technologically-advanced MTU series 8000 engines in India. Under the agreement, which was signed at India’s leading defence trade show Defexpo-18, the companies will manufacture the 16-

ONGC employees bag 13 medals at the Gold Coast CWG

ONGC sportspersons outshone other participants in their respective categories in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. ONGCians bagged 13 medals including 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze, contributing to the 66 medal tally of Team India. ONGCians Ragala Venkat Rah

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter