Environment Performance report of the prestigious Yale University, is really alarming.Environment is a major concern to the world and mainly to India.
India is ranked at 125 out of 132 countries based on 22 indicators across 10 major policy categories including air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity, and forest management.
Switzerland leads the world in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenge.Latvia, Norway, Luxembourg, and Costa Rica round out the top five positions in the 2012 EPI.
The United States is placed at 49th in the 2012 EPI, with issues on greenhouse gas emissions and renewable electricity generation.We had made very little progress with environmental challenges over the last ten years.
India shold take Korea as example.Korea was ranked 136th out of 146 countries in the 2002 Environmental Sustainability Index.The South Korean government and major stakeholders recognized that air quality needed major attention.
They took steps building Parks, introducing CNG and frequent air quality checks helped South korea attain 43rd Rank in 2012.
We need such rigor to improve environment eventually bringing down the epi rank.All local government bodies maintain a practice of burning plastic and other trash to maintain clean living area.
We cannot clean our surroundings at the cost of environment.The fear need to be prevailed that If I am burning plastic my child would be affected by cancer.
Government also need to come up with more stringent norms against plastic,pollution, bringing up CNG and parks.
Other subcontinent countries fared better than India.Jago India Jago !!!!!
United States – Rank 49
United Kingdom – Rank 9
Pakisthan – Rank 120
Sri Lanka – Rank 55
Germany – Rank 11
France – Rank 6
Japan – Rank 23
China – Rank 116
Brazil – Rank 30
Nepal – Rank 38