Tribune News Service
Patiala, September 26
Punjabi University, Patiala, will set up an environment cell on the campus to help combat climate change. University Vice-Chancellor Professor Arvind made the announcement during the university’s one-day webinar on “accelerating actions to combat climate change implications in Punjab’’, funded by Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh. The webinar was oganised by the university’s environment society.
The VC said there was a need to conserve biodiversity of Punjab including fishes and birds.
Officials, who were part of the event, elaborated upon various government schemes initiated to stall climate change caused by stubble burning, discharge of industrial effluents and plastic waste. They also encouraged sustainable use of agricultural waste.
Meanwhile, Dr Rahesh Jalota, senior environmental officer, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, Australia, delivered a talk on ‘Land Management and Carbon Sequestration’ by rehabilitation of wasteland. He explained the use of simple technologies to deal with soil erosion.
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