Environment of India

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Statista dossier about the environment and geography of India

This dossier presents statistics and facts about the environment of India. It gives an overview of the key figures related to geography and landscapes, the flora and fauna in the country and the seasonal weather. Data illustrating protected and forest land area, along with projects that were granted environmental clearances and public opinion on the most pressing environmental issues has also been included.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Largest countries in the world

    • India's total area by state and union territory 2011

    • Protected terrestrial area, by region 2000-2017

    • Protected marine area, by region 2000-2017

  • 2. Landscape
    • Highest mountains in India by elevation 2017

    • Longest rivers in India 2018

    • Length of rivers and canals located across India 2018 by leading states

    • Length of India's coastline - by state

    • Area of forest cover estimates in India 2000-2014

  • 3. Flora and fauna
    • Number of wildlife sanctuaries in India by state 2016

    • Number of national parks in India - by state 2016

    • Number of tigers in India 2006-2018

    • Number of known species of angiosperms in India 2013-2017

  • 4. Weather
    • Annual average temperature across India 2012-2018

    • Amount of rainfall measured across India 2012-2018

    • Number of heat waves across India 2010-2018

    • Number of cold waves across India 2010-2018

  • 5. Environment protection
    • Protected forest area in India 2001-2015

    • Number of projects granted environmental clearances in India 2017 by sector

    • Indian consumers who feel guilty doing something unsustainable 2014, by age

    • Most concerning environmental issues in India 2019

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