Wealth – 3rd richest
country of the world
7TH largest area in the 3rd largest military
in the world
2nd largest country
Research Org. Ranks In man-power in the
4TH in the world
BUT AT WHAT COST?
The tourism industry of India is economically
important and grows rapidly.
The World Travel & Tourism Council calculated that
tourism generated :
6.6% of the nation's GDP in 2012.
39.5 million jobs, 7.7% of its total employment.
The sector is predicted to grow at an average annual rate of
7.9% from 2013 to 2023.
This gives India the third rank among countries with the
fastest growing tourism industries over the next decade.
Share of top 10 states/UTs of India in number of
foreign tourist visits in 2011 (provisional)
Share in %
Total of top 10 states 17,565,550
3rd among the 7 wonders of the world
Symbol of love
Source of perennial rivers
A formidable physical barrier
Source of fertile soil
• A mother, a goddess, a
tradition, a culture.
• The Ganges Basin with its
fertile soil is instrumental to
the agricultural economies of
• The Ganges and its tributaries
provide a perennial source of
irrigation to a large area
• The river waters start getting
polluted right at the source.
In India there are 410
species, 186 genera, 45 families and 13 orders of
which nearly 89 species are listed as threatened
in the International Union for Conservation of
Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List
of Threatened Animals (IUCN 2006).
This includes two species that are locally extinct
from India viz. Acinonyx jubatus and Rhinoceros
• Poor genetic diversity
threat to tigers
• Degradation of habitats
• Illegal wildlife trade
• Lack of wildlife health
Obstrutions/pollutants have any adverse impact on
It's a normal feature that millions of birds migrate
towards tropical countries like India, during winter
seasons for various reasons, and they return back to
their native habitats when temperature rises at
• Disruption of food-chains and ecosystems
• Dispose off toxic chemicals properly
• Formulate organized cleaning plans
WATER CHANGES EVERYTHING VIDEO
Emissions from coal-fired power plants is taking
a heavy toll on human life across large parts of
India. In 2011-2012, a first-of-its-kind study in
the country estimates it resulted in a whopping
80,000 to 1,15,000 premature deaths and more
than 20 million asthma cases from exposure to a
total PM10 (particulate matter) pollution.
DELHI AIR POLLUTION VIDEO
Indraprastha Thermal Power Station
• Ground-level ozone
• Filtration of smoke from chimneys
• Use energy efficient technology
SC slaps Rs. 100 cr. penalty on Sterlite for pollution
RALLIES AGAINST STERLITE CORP.
• Soil pollution
• Effect on human health and wildlife
• Organic gardening
• Biodegradable products
• NGO demands action against Shiv Sena
for flouting noise pollution norms during
• Festivals and rallies.
• Road congestion.
Effect Of Urbanization In The Environment
• Increase in population
• Misuse of the natural resources
• Encroachment upon the ecosystems of
Indian Government policies allow "permissible" levels of
contaminated water to be released from nuclear power plants.
These high levels of radiation can finds its way into the major
rivers of India.
Radioactive material present in the air can travel several of miles
and cause diseases like cancer.
It can make the soil very contaminated and cause the crops to get
If the radiation enters water supplies, it could contaminate a good
portion of the country’s drinking water.
Nuclear testing in Pokhran
Solution of radioactive pollution:
• Treatment of radiation waste
• Radiation pollution control
• Industries in Hyderabad downplaying
emissions by manipulating data
• HYDERABAD: The AP pollution control board has sent notices to four
manufacturers of pollution monitoring equipment for colluding with
industries in downplaying emissions.
The PCB had introduced the online live monitoring system to make industrial
air quality monitoring transparent, but it has now come to light that
monitoring systems supplied by third-parties and installed at industries are
under-reporting the pollution data.
The officials cornered the suppliers during checks conducted last month.
"Four third-party monitoring service providers were warned about their nexus
with the industries. These parties were found to be calibrating the equipment
to suit the needs of the industries," a PCB official said.
A carbon footprint has historically
been defined by Championne as "the
total sets of greenhouse
gas emissions caused by an
organization, event, product or
CARBON FOOTPRINT VIDEO
Solid waste management
earns Pune invite to UN coalition
PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has been
invited to be a member of the United Nations Environment
Programme's (UNEP)Climate and Clean Air
If the membership is granted, the civic body could have
easier access to funds from international agencies like
the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank for
projects that mitigate environmental degradation.
NO OPEN DUMPING
The Pune Municipal Corporation claims there has been no open dumping in
the city since June 2010.
About 1,500-1,600 tonnes of waste is generated in the city every day
1000 tonnes - Composted into refuse-derived fuel, pellets and biofuel at
two plants in Uruli Devachi and Fursungi
200 tonnes - Converted into vermicompost at plants in Hadapsar
60 tonnes - Converted into biogas at 20 decentralized plants
300 tonnes - -Converted into electricity through pyrolysis
"Solid waste management is an important aspect in reducing emissions
because improper disposal of waste results in the production of gases like
Mangesh Dighe, environment officer of PMC
IIT-Kharagpur turns to students for
Total no of colleges in India: 15437
Total no of schools in India : 2500+
Waste that cannot be recycled
• Cans, tins and
• All plastic films and
• Aluminum foil
• Crisp packets
Cookware glass eg
• Light bulbs
Paper and card
Tissues or serviettes
Air pollution solution
“The Living Room Plant” Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpis lutescens) which converts CO2 to
oxygen during the day.
“The Bedroom Plant” Mother-in-law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) which does the same
“The Specialist Plant” the Money Plant (Epipremnum aureum) that absorbs formaldehydes
and volatile chemicals from the air.
He cites figures from past studies, the office that he manages in the heart of New
Delhi, “when compared to other buildings, these plants
• lower eye irritation by 52%,
• respiratory symptoms by 34%,
• headaches by 12%,
• lung impairment by 24%
• asthma by 9%.
• There is also a 42% probability of increasing blood oxygen by 1%.
• All this has led to 20% higher productivity.” The improved air quality is immediately
noticeable; the moment you enter the building, you feel as if you have just landed in a rain