New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India’s goal is environment-friendly development.
Inaugurating the National Conference of All State Environment Ministers through video presentation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “New India has new thinking and new approach. The country is currently growing rapidly while strengthening environmental protection.
The forest area of the country has increased. Area of wetlands has also increased. The number of lion, tiger, elephant, leopard and one-horned rhinoceros has increased.
India’s target is to achieve zero emissions by 2070. State governments should work together for this. Greater public participation in discussions on environmental protection. This is essential for effective implementation of solid waste management and ban on single-use plastics.
Other states should also come forward to follow the programs that are suitable for environmental protection wherever they are followed in the country. Whether it is a biofuel policy or a policy to dispose of old vehicles, healthy competition among states is essential in adopting environment-friendly policies.
The Ministry of Health is not just about surveillance. Steps should be taken to ensure integrated environmental development in collaboration with other ministries.
Eco-friendly development is the current goal of the country. Environment-friendly jobs should increase. The contribution of states in achieving these goals is huge,” he said.