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States involved in stubble burning told to curb it: Env Min

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said all states involved in have been told to take firm action to curb it by the next season as part of efforts to combat in the Delhi-region.

There should be a judicious balance between economic development and environmental protection, said while addressing hundreds of school children, who had come to his residence for a limited exhibition, showcasing advancements in science and technology in

Stressing that children should be of environmental protection, the said that the hazard of climate change and global warming was turning into a reality.

People should take conscious efforts in mitigating stress on and climate.

On the issue of in the Delhi-region, said that all states involved in have been told to take firm action to curb it by the next season.

He said that Indias progress in the field of science and technology is "exponential" and science can address most of the problems the society is facing now.

Vardhan said that while the role of the government is to prepare a roadmap for environmental protection, adherence to the rules and regulations is the primary responsibility of the stakeholders.

He has been interacting with thousands of school children to generate scientific temperament among them

"As developmental efforts need to be sustained, its impact on climate should be mitigated through a series of efforts, including environment-friendly lifestyle," he said.

The ministry has drawn up a national campaign to develop around some 500 simple lifestyle habits that can be easily adopted, in an effort to sensitise the hazards of climate and global warming.

The campaign named Green Good Deeds can have a cascading effect, if everyone adopts even one deed a day.

During the last one month, the ministry has invited thousands of children from various schools to enlist their support to the campaign.

"Every citizen should become a Green Volunteer so that we could relay the environment we inherited from our ancestors to the generation that is yet to take birth. That is our moral responsibility," the said.

Noting that his government is undertaking several good deeds including Green Good Deeds, Vardhan pointed out that there has been intervention from the highest political level to bring down the level of in and its surrounding areas, which has become an international subject of discussion.

"All states involved in have been told that they need to take firm measures to curb it by the next season. In fact, even budgetary allocations were made to support the efforts of Haryana, Punjab, and the NCT of to address air pollution.

"The government has also decided to subsidise required for of crop residue to prevent burning of stubble in the next winter," he pointed out.

"Unless there is public involvement and commitment, no such drive can be taken to its logical conclusion. Like Corporate Social Responsibility, it is the Green Social Responsibility of every citizen to maintain environment,"Vardhan said.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:30 IST