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India working with world on long-term vision to protect environment: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India’s role in climate change is negligible but the country is working on a long-term vision in collaboration with the international community to protect the environment.

He underlined that the country’s efforts to protect nature have been multifaceted and his government in the last eight years has kept environmental protection at the core of all key schemes. “Large modern countries (rich nations) of the world are not just exploiting more and more resources of the earth, but they are also responsible for maximum (cumulative) carbon emission. The average carbon footprint of the world is about four tonne per person per annum compared to just about 0.5 tonne per person per annum in India,” said the PM while addressing an event at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi to mark the 75th day of the global ‘Save Soil’ movement, launched by Sadhguru of Isha Foundation from London in March.

Sadhguru, who has been on a 100-day motorcycle journey covering 27 countries to increase awareness about deteriorating soil health, presented the ‘Save Soil’ policy handbook to the Premier.

The handbook carries details of practical scientific solutions that governments across the globe can put into action to revitalise the soil in their respective countries. Giving added momentum to this movement through his participation that reflected shared concerns and commitment of his government to improve soil health in India, Modi said such movements acquire new importance at a time when the nation is taking multiple pledges during the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ (celebration of India’s 75th year of independence) including the one to reach the goal of ‘net zero’ emission by 2070.

(Times of India)

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