Environmental sustainability index 2011 for Indian states
According to this recent comparative analysis of the environmental achievements, challenges and priorities of Indian states, north-eastern states are most-sustainable and the least sustainable states are Bihar, Haryana, Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh.
Environmental sustainability index (ESI) is a comparative analysis of the environmental achievements, challenges and priorities of Indian states. It is indicative of a State's general environmental condition, capturing both historical resource endowments and achievements of policies and strategies undertaken by various stakeholders in conserving natural resources. The index aggregates indicators that reflect, first, anthropogenic activities of production, consumption and distribution that exert pressures on the environment; second, state of air quality, water quality, land use & agriculture, forests & biodiversity; third, measures of the impact of the current state of the environment and resource extraction on ecosystem and human health; and fourth, policy responses and society's efforts to preserve the environment.
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