Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Gujarat to set up department for global warming

Gujarat Gujarat has decided to set up a special department to tackle with the problem of global warming. This was announced by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the State Assembly. Modi himself will look after the department which will prepare a comprehensive policy on issues related to climate change and global warming. The state will promote maximum use of green technology and the new department will function as nodal agency coordinating with different departments.

Modi said that comprehensive multi dimensional policy on climate change of Gujarat state will be prepared by the new department. This is first such initiative in Asia and sixth in the world, Modi said. He described the move as path breaking and an example of pro active governance saying that even in the developed countries, the concept was in nascent stage. The task of the new department will be to prepare comprehensive multi-dimensional Climate Change Policy of Gujarat State. It is to coordinate with all other departments with respect to Climate Change.

Gujarat has 1600 KM of coastal line. The department would undertake detailed and extensive research and survey with regard to impacts of Climate Change on coastal area. This would cover the possible impacts on Gujarat coast due to sea level rise, changes in agricultural productivity, new challenges to health and infrastructure facilities in the coastal areas and the measures that would be required to deal with them…

Nargole Beach in Gujarat, India, shot by Nichalp, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

1 comment:

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