Chandigarh: Environment Dept discusses sustainable development goals

Chandigarh: Environment Dept discusses sustainable development goals

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 30

The UT Department of Environment today organised an annual conference on the “Sustainable Development Goals-2030 Ready Chandigarh”, in compliance with the NGT guidelines for protection and management of environment.

In his keynote address, Debendra Dalai, Chief Conservator of Forests–cum-Director, Department of Environment, UT, said in comparison to other parts of India, Chandigarh was ahead in tackling environmental challenges, be it the case of rise in green cover from 26 per cent in 2001 to over 50 per cent in 2021, installation of over 50 MW of rooftop solar projects despite scarcity of land in the city and laying of cycle tracks.

Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh asked the participants to actively monitor and contribute to the ‘District Environmental Plan’, especially in NGT-targeted areas of waste management, water quality management, ambient air quality, domestic sewage, industrial water waste and noise pollution.

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