State of Environment Report of Tamil Nadu 2017

The State of Environment Report of Tamil Nadu provides the general profile of the State’s biophysical and socio-economic conditions. It is well known that unsustainable living styles have contributed to environmental degradation. Many of the environmental problems such as shortage of fresh and potable water, degradation of land, and biodiversity loss etc. are exacerbated by climate change. Conserving natural resources and ecosystems is the only option for a better world. These are matters of urgency that require sustained, concerted and high-level attention. They have broad impact not just on the environment, but also on economic and social development, and hence need to be considered in the context of sustainable development.