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Expecting PM to inaugurate global celebrations on World Environment Day: Vardhan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Minister today reviewed the preparations for World Day and said he is expecting to inaugurate the global celebrations.

The has entrusted with the responsibility of hosting World Day on June 5 with focus on finding alternative to plastic in different parts of the globe.

The theme for this year's event is 'Beat Plastic Pollution'.

"Reviewed preparations for #WorldEnvironmentDay2018. Expecting @narendramodi to inaugurate global celebrations with participation of several countries and @UNEnvironment. The yearlong programme's main theme is #BeatPlasticPollution. @moefcc," Vardhan tweeted.

He said a week-long exhibition involving central ministries, state governments and other agencies have been planned.

"#WorldEnvironmentDday2018-A week-long exhibition involving Central Ministries/State Govts/UN Agencies, @ficci_india, Industry and Environmental Agencies planned. There will be simultaneous programmes all across to make it a people's movement. @moefcc, @UNEnvironment, he said in another tweet.

UN was recently in to sign a letter of intent on India hosting World Environment Day. Solheim and C K Mishra signed the letter.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 22:55 IST