State of Environment Report for Telangana released

To provide credible information to policy makers, organisations and the general public

January 06, 2018 10:44 pm | Updated 10:44 pm IST - HYDERABAD

State of Environment Report (SoER) for Telangana, for the year 2015, was released by the Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Mahesh Sharma, and the Minister for Forest and Environment Jogu Ramanna on Saturday.

The report has been prepared by Environment, Protection, Training & Research Institute (EPTRI), an empanelled member in the preparation of SoE reports.

SoER –TS, 2015, is the first report for the State of Telangana, with the objective of ensuring sustainable development. It provides credible environmental information to policy makers, organisations and the general public for proper planning and implementation of developmental projects, a press statement has informed.

DPSIR (Drivers, Pressures, State, Impact & Response) methodology has been adopted in the preparation of the report to guide a steering committee which was constituted with the principal secretaries of various departments of the Government of Telangana, under the chairmanship of chief secretary, it said.

The SoE Report for Telangana - 2015 covers the erstwhile 10 districts of Telangana viz., Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Medak, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda, Warangal and Khammam, and has chapters on Telangana profile, natural resources and environment, forests, biodiversity, water resources and irrigation, agriculture and allied sectors, energy, mining, industrial development, transport, tourism, urban development, rural development, environment and health, environment pollution, waste management, environmental acts and laws, and others. The report will be made available in the EPTRI’S website ‘’.

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