PM to open UN meet on ‘land de­cline’ today

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - Vishwa.Mo­[email protected] times­

New Delhi: PM Modi will open the high-level seg­ment of the on­go­ing UN con­fer­ence on com­bat­ing de­ser­ti­fi­ca­tion in Greater Noida on Mon­day and is ex­pected to an­nounce ma­jor ini­tia­tives to achieve India’s goal of ‘land degra­da­tion neu­tral­ity’ by 2030.

One of the ini­tia­tives in­clude cre­at­ing a ‘green path’ run­ning from Por­ban­dar to New Delhi as part of India’s scaled up tar­get to re­store min­i­mum 30 mil­lion hectares of de­graded land. Min­is­ters of over 70 coun­tries and PM of Saint Vincent and the Gre­nadines, Ralph Gon­salves, will par­tic­i­pate in the high-level seg­ment.

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