Environment of India

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The environment of India refers to the situation related to environment within the country.

Environment of India[edit]


Main articles: Fauna of India and Flora of India


Main article: Climate of India


Main article: Geography of India


Main article: Alkali soils

Due to increasing population and enhanced food grains consumption, more and more rain fed crop lands are brought under intensive cultivation by ground and surface water irrigation. The irrigated land is losing gradually its fertility by converting into saline alkali soil..


Climate change[edit]


Protected areas[edit]

Environmental policy and law[edit]

Treaties and international agreements[edit]

India is a signatory to a number of treaties and international agreements:

Environmental organisations[edit]

Tamil Nadu[edit]

There are at least 85 widely diversified environmental organisations involved with environmental conservation and environmental education in Tamil Nadu state, South India. These organisations are notable for the diversity of their members and their intended impact groups, ranging from urban to rural, local to national, elementary students to government policy makers and rich to poor. The combined intent of these organisations' efforts is increased awareness of and participation in environmentalism by a broad spectrum of the state's population.[1]

The Ministry of Environment and Forests through its Department of Environment and the Tamil Nadu Forest Department is the primary Government organisation planning and implementing environmental policy in the state.[2][3]

Paryawaran Sachetak Samiti, a national level volunteer organisation is organising various movements to protect nature and save environment at grassroot across India since 1993.

Environmental issues[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Directory of Environmental Resource Persons in Tamil Nadu (PDF). Chennai: ENVIS & World Wide Fund for Nature - India/Tamil Nadu State Office. 2008, 2nd source.  Check date values in: |date= (help); External link in |publisher= (help)|
  2. ^ "About the Ministry". Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Govt. of India. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Welcome To Department of Environment". Chennai: Government of Tamil Nadu, Department of Environment. 2007. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 

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