ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

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Delhi among worst in green issues

Mint, New Delhi, 9th May, 2013

Delhi is ranked 32 out of the 35 states and union territories and is among the worst in terms of managing its environment, said a recent study introducing an Environmental Performance Index for India.

This could affect its budgetary allocation as the Planning Commission looks to push states to manage their environment better. Environmental problems should not be viewed as a consequence of development alone, but be managed as a “continued focus”, said the February 2013 study published in Current Science.