World Environment Day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Blames Developed Nations For Climate Change
Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India’s its role in climate change is negligible and developed nations are responsible for the largest carbon emissions.
Addressing ‘Save Soil Movement’ programme on the occasion of World Environment Day, the Prime Minister said India has been making efforts for environmental conservation. “My government schemes carry the message of environment conservation, be it Swachh Bharat Mission, Namami Gange, or One Sun, One Grid. India’s efforts are multi-faceted,” he said.
Holding the developed nations responsible for the largest carbon emissions, Modi said, “Large modern countries of the world are not only exploiting more and more resources of the earth, but also contributing maximum carbon emissions.”
Stating that Indian farmers lacked awareness about soil health, he said the government is emphasising on the importance of “Soil Health Cards” in this regard. “A huge campaign has been launched to give soil health cards to the farmers and overcome the problem. The government is also actively encouraging natural farming,” he added.
“This year’s Budget has made provision for promoting natural farming along the Ganga river corridor. This will not only make our farms free of chemical, but also boost the Namami Gange campaign,” Modi said.
“In March, we launched rejuvenation project of 13 rivers. It will also help increase the forest cover by over 7,400 sq km. The policies related to biodiversity and wildlife that India is following today have also led to a record increase in the number of wildlife,” he added.
Stating that ‘Save Soil Movement’ is a global initiative to increase awareness about deteriorating soil health, he said the movement was started by Sadhguru in March 2022 when he embarked on a 100-day motorcycle journey passing through 27 countries.
June 5, when the World Environment Day is celebrated, marks the 75th day of the 100-day journey.