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Time has come to say goodbye to single use plastic: PM Modi at COP 14

Time has come to say goodbye to single use plastic: PM Modi at COP 14

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Sep 2019, 08:36 am

Greater Noida: Addressing the COP 14 UN Convention in Greater Noida, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said time has come for the world to ban the single use of plastic.

"My Government has announced that India will put an end to single use of plastic in the coming years. I believe the time has come for even the world to say good-bye to single use plastic," Modi said.

Stressing on the importance of reduction of deforestation, the Prime Minister said India is committed to increase the restoration of degraded land by 2030.

"I would like to announce that India would raise its ambition of the total area that would be restored from its land degradation status, from twenty one million hectares to twenty six million hectares between now and 2030," he said.

Modi did not forget to remind the representatives of various countries about his government's schemes to increase farmers' income.

"My Government has launched a program to double the income of farmers by increasing crop yield through various measures. This includes land restoration and micro-irrigation," the Prime Minister said.

He also said, "India has hosted global gatherings through the CoP’s for all the three Conventions. This reflects our commitment to addressing all the three main concerns of the Rio Conventions."

Though US President Donald Trump do not want to give much importance to the climate change, Modi on Monday once again threw light on the negative impact of the climate change.

"Climate and environment impact both biodiversity and land. It is widely accepted that the world is facing the negative impact of Climate Change," said Modi.

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