TERI: Urban Indians concerned about deteriorating environment

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A study by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) shows a growing concern among urban Indians about the impact of high economic growth on the environment. The research group from TERI questioned 4,039 people living in India’s six biggest cities about their perceptions, opinions and awareness of the environment and green issues over the last five years.

The survey said respondents from Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad claimed a worsening of waste management in their city, while respondents from Kolkata and Mumbai saw an improvement. A?The survey also showed Indians were increasingly conscious of the need to reduce pollution and that governments, industry and others should strike a balance between protecting the environment and development.

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