State of Environment Report of Tripura-2002
The State of Environment of a State refers to the prevailing conditions from two perspectives -bio physical conditions and socio-economic conditions. State of Environment Report provides a general picture of the State of the bio physical and the socio-economic conditions and understanding on how human activities affect the environmental conditions and its implications on human health and economic well -being. It also provides an out come of the responses such as policy initiatives, legislative reforms and changes in public behaviour. Thus the report may act as a report card on the conditions of the environment and natural resources stocks.
The purpose of the
study is to document changes and trends in environmental conditions. Regular
State of Environment reporting ensures the public, industry, NGOs and
all level of Govt. Agencies access to up-to-date and scientifically accurate
information about the environment. It provides basic references to enable
to integrate it into sound policies to sustain ecological processes and
improve quality of life now and in future.
Issues related to SoE
a) Provide foundation for improved decision making at all levels;
b) Increase awareness and understanding of environmental trends and conditions;
c) Facilitate the
measurement of progress towards sustainability.
For further development of SoER including identification of Data Gaps ,formulation of Action Plan etc. , Ministry of Environment and Forests has designated Tata Energy Research Institute ,New Delhi as National Host Institution(NHI) for Tripura State to provide necessary technical know-how.The State Govt. declared TSPCB as State Host Institution. State level Steering Committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary ,Tripura has been notified.