Some Facts ‘n’ Figures related to our environment to give you an edge in the GD !!

Forest area of India = 6,50,000 sq km (19% of total area)
Annual rate of deforestation = 72 sq km
Annual emission of carbon dioxide > 1000 metric tonnes
Weight of water pollutants dumped daily = 25 lakh kg
Delhi is the third most polluted city in the world
Threatened plant species = 1300
Threatened bird species = 75
Threatened Mammal species = 40
Maximum tolerable noise db level = 40 db
In heavy industries the noise db level = 80 db

Chloro-Flouro-Carbons (CFCs) - Banned
Carbon Monoxide & Dioxide
Sulphur Dioxide & Nitrogen Dioxide
Suspended Particle Matter (SPM) such as black smoke, lead etc.

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