Rajasthan is the largest state in the country. The Aravali range, running from northwest to southeast, divides the state diagonally into two distinct regions, the western arid region and the eastern semi-arid region. Over 61 percent of the State, mostly in the western part, is desert. The State has only 1.1 percent of India’s total water resources as against 10.5% of the country’s geographical area and 5.5% of the country’s population. Except for the Chambal, the 13 other rivers of the state are non-perennial. Precipitation is scanty, and constitutes the only source of annually renewable water supply. As such, the State is prone to frequent droughts. This Page lists Information & Recent News articles related to Environment of Rajasthan. It includes Biodiversity and its conservation with special reference to the state of Rajasthan.
Important Pages & Posts on Rajasthan Environment:
- State Symbols – Flower, Tree, Bird, Animal
- Important Flora of Rajasthan
- Important Fauna of Rajasthan
- Eco-Tourism in Rajasthan
Environmental Concerns (Issues) in Rajasthan:
- Uranium contamination in ground water in Rajasthan
- Desertification, Land degradation
- Air-Pollution in Rajasthan
- Human-Wildlife Conflict
- Climate Change in Rajasthan
- Unsustainable Mining
- Famines & Droughts
- Forest Fires in Rajasthan
Relevant Policy, Acts & Rules
- Rajasthan Environment Policy 2010
- Rajasthan Ecotourism Policy 2010
- Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and Rules, 1986
- Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Rules, 1975.
- Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Rules, 1983.
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification , 1986
- Aravali Notification, 1992
- FlyAsh Notification, 1999, 2009, 2015, 2016
- Wetland Rules, 2010, 2017
- Bio-diversity Act, 2002 and Rules, 2010
Environment Conservation in Rajasthan
Government Departments & Organisations:
- Directorate of Environment and Climate Change (DOECC)
- Government of Rajasthan setup the directorate of environment in 1983.
- In 2019, the department of environment has been reconstituted and a distinct Directorate of Environment and Climate Change (DOECC) has been established. The DOECC will have three cells: environment, administrative and IEC.
Other Efforts for Environment Conservation in Rajasthan:
- National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP)
- Days celebrated to spread Environment Awareness
- Rajasthan Action Plan on Climate Change (RAPCC)
- Environment Conservation Awards: There is a provision for bestowing Rajeev Gandhi Paryavaran Sanrakshan Puraskars under three categories: Individual, Instituation/ organization, Nagar Palika/ Nagar Parishad for significant contributions in the field of environment.
- World Environment Day 2020
- Environment Impact Assessment in India
Rajasthan Environment PDF