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India signs agreement with Norway to combat marine pollution

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Ministry on Monday signed an agreement with the for an initiative seeking to combat marine pollution.

This initiative will seek to support local governments in implementing sustainable waste management practices, develop systems for collecting and analysing information about sources and scope of marine pollution and improve private sector investment.

Support will also be directed towards beach clean-up efforts, awareness raising campaigns and pilot project using plastic waste as fuel substitution for coal in and developing frameworks for deposit schemes.

Last month, and agreed to work more closely in this field by establishing the India-Marine Pollution Initiative and the India-Ocean Dialogues during the Norwegian Prime Minister's visit to

A joint with government officials, researchers and experts as well as the private sector was established to develop within its strategic areas, such as maritime and marine sector in addition to

In partnership, Norway and will share experiences and competence, and collaborate on efforts to develop clean and healthy oceans, sustainable use of ocean resources and growth in the blue economy.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 22:24 IST