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State of India’s Environment report , 2020 released

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  • June 8, 2020
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State of India’s Environment report , 2020 released

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Environment

In News:

  • The State of India’s Environment report, 2020 was released by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a research and advocacy organisation. 

Key takeaways 

  • 19 major extreme weather events claimed thousands of lives last year.
  • Internal displacement:
    • More than 50 lakh internal displacements were reported in India in 2019 which is the highest in the world. 
    • Floods, Cyclones – Fani, Vayu and Bulbul, droughts were major factors. 
  • Migrants
    • The report also broke down 2011 census data on migrant populations.
    • There were over 45 crore migrants in the country at the time, with the vast majority migrating within their own State.
    • In 2011, new migrants had moved for employment purposes, mostly from rural to urban areas. 

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