‘Air & water pollution, especially in Delhi-NCR, matter of concern’
‘Air & water pollution, especially in Delhi-NCR, matter of concern’.
New Delhi: After taking over charge of the environment ministry on Monday, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said air and water pollution is a matter of concern for the whole country, in general, and especially Delhi and NCR.
He added the matter needs to be addressed on priority by the environment ministry.
Harsh Vardhan assumed charge of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change after the sudden demise of Anil Madhav Dave, the former environment minister.
Harsh Vardhan said the environment ministry will always keep in mind the last wish of late Dave of environmental protection by planting, protecting and nurturing trees and of cleaning rivers and ponds.
The minister reviewed the key areas of concern and priority with the Secretary and other senior officers of the ministry.
During the review meeting, it has been acknowledged that there are many immediate and complex issues of environment, forest and climate change, which will need collective and concerted efforts.
Harsh Vardhan and the environment ministry officials also discussed the progress of work and the key initiatives taken in the last 3 years of the government.
He acknowledged that there are many immediate and complex issues of environment, forest and climate change, which will need collective and concerted efforts.
The minister also underlined that Climate Change and the commitments of India in the Paris agreement are other important challenges.