Indo-German cooperation in environment

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New Delhi, Nov 18 : The Indo-Germen Environment Forum, which has been meeting here for two days, has work on a program for cooperation in the field of environment.

The Minister of State for Environment and Forests S. Regupathy said that the objective to improve urban-industrial environment and bring visible reasons through implementation of identified environmental improvement projects. These projects relate to environmental, solid waste, water and waste management including sewerage and drainage and pollution abatement measures.

Regupathy further said India and Germany would diversify this collaboration to facilitate the business of both the countries to interact and exchange technological solutions.

Referring to Climate Change issues, Regupathy said India reaffirms its commitments to enhanced implementations of the UNFCCC and to the Bali Action Plan. He also expressed a hope that business houses of the two sides will interact in the Forum to identify and decided on some specific areas of cooperation and also the mechanism to move ahead.

Delegation of 40 persons including parliamentarians, entrepreneurs and non-governmental representatives are accompanying the German Minster.

It has been organized by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany, Ministry of Environment and Forests, India, Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA), Germany and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, India.

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