India's Environmental Problems
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This paper explores the environmental degradation in India that includes deforestation, soil erosion, overgrazing, desertification, air pollution from such sources as industrial effluents and vehicle emissions, threats to biodiversity, and water pollution from raw sewage and the run-off of agricultural pesticides. The paper looks at several case studies to assess the extent of these problems in certain areas of India.
From the Paper:"On 11 May 2000, a baby girl was born in Delhi, India. Asastha, as she was named, was officially declared the one-billionth Indian citizen (Mitra, 2002). For many people, this was not hailed as an occasion for a grand birthday party, rather a reminder of the burden that this huge population places on the environment of India (Worldwatch, 2003). Yet, this is arguably not the fault of the people, rather the fault of the country's poor economic performance, and bad policies pursued by successive governments, which have led to over-centralization, corruption, waste and poverty (Mitra, 2002).
"India has the fastest rate of population growth and the largest population density in the world. Its one billion people (and counting) account for one-sixth of the world's population. India has 100 times more people than the United States of America, with India having 733 people per square mile, and the US having 72 people per square mile (One World, 2003)."
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