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Economic Survey: Southern states outdo others on India's road to net-zero

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka take top slots in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index

Sustainable Development

Shine Jacob Chennai
India is giving a greater thrust on climate actions like increasing forest cover, improving the quality of air and water moving in line with its drive to become net zero by 2070, said the Economic Survey presented on Monday. On this journey, Southern states are leading the way with Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka taking the top slots in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index.  

Followed by the government's green initiatives, 96 cities showed a decreasing trend of PM10 concentration in 2020-21 as compared to 2019-20. The number of cities within the prescribed National Ambient Air Quality Standard (PM10

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First Published: Jan 31 2022 | 4:26 PM IST

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