Tuesday, August 18, 2009

US Iraq war would end in 2011PM favours envt-friendly technologies to tackle climate change

Terming Climate Change as a big challenge before the world, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has called for making investments in new environment-friendly technologies.

Inaugurating the National Conference of Ministers of Environment and forests from States in National capital Dr. Singh said there was a pressing need to modernize existing Forest and Wildlife management system in the country. Dr Singh said State level action plans on climate change should be consistent with the strategies in the National Plan.

He also asked States to effectively enforce legal provisions to curtail the discharge of untreated industrial effluents. Expressing concern that environmental clearances have become a new form of Licence Raj and a source of corruption, Prime Minister said the procedures must be fair, transparent and hassle free.

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