Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the National Conference of Environment Ministers at Ekta Nagar in the Narmada district of Gujarat via video conference on Friday morning, officials said. He would also address the gathering on the occasion.
The two-day conference is scheduled to be held from 23 to 24 September 2022 and will focus on increasing the forest cover with special emphasis on the restoration of degraded land and wildlife conservation
He will inaugurate the event at 10:30 a.m., said the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
“Taking forward the spirit of cooperative federalism, the conference is being convened to create further synergy amongst the central and state governments in formulating better policies on issues such as elimination of plastic pollution through a multi-pronged approach, state action plans to effectively combat climate change with a focus on LiFE- Lifestyle for Environment,” the PMO said.
The statement by PMO further informed the conference will have six thematic sessions with topics focusing on LiFE, Combating Climate Change (Updating State Action Plans on Climate Change for Mitigation of Emissions and Adaptation to Climate Impacts); PARIVESH (Single Window System for Integrated Green Clearances); Forestry Management; Prevention and Control of Pollution; Wildlife Management; Plastics and Waste Management
According to reports, Prime Minister Modi’s attendance at these national conferences to an audience composed mainly of state policymakers follows a trend and reflects an effort on his part to provide state leaders with a national perspective while fostering the spirit of cooperative federalism.