India's focus is on green growth and green jobs, says PM Narendra Modi

'Now, the focus of the country is on growth, on green jobs. And to achieve all these goals, the role of the environment ministry of every state is enormous'

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Modi emphasised the need for a participative and integrated approach by the environment ministries and citizens to create awareness about biodiversity

Nitin Kumar New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday encouraged state governments and citizens to focus on green growth and green jobs to help achieve the net zero carbon emissions target by 2070.

“Now, the focus of the country is on growth, on green jobs. And to achieve all these goals, the role of the environment ministry of every state is enormous,” Modi said at the National Conference of Environment Ministers in Gujarat.

Ahead of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP27, the Centre reached out to states to encourage them for devising stronger climate action plans. COP27

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First Published: Sep 23 2022 | 8:15 PM IST

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