Environment Facts

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A few key facts

  • About 80% of water supplied becomes wastewater. Large cities (>100, 000) treat about 29.2% while smaller cities treat only 3.7% of their wastewater.

  • Over 160,000 Metric Tons (MT) of municipal solid waste is generated daily.

  • Green building footprint in India is over 111,400,000 sq.m – Second to the USA.

  • 51% food commodities contaminated with pesticide residues, 20% above minimum risk levels (MRL).

  • India has one of the unhealthiest airs in the world (benzene, SOx and NOx).

  • Among all the criteria air pollutants, respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) has emerged as the most critical pollutant. RSPM levels exceed national standards in many cities.

  • About 32% of the total primary energy use and more than 70% of the country’s population depends upon biomass.

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