India working towards restoring 2.6 crore hectares of degraded land by 2030: PM Modi at UN
At a high-level UN dialogue on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is working towards restoring 2.6 crore hectares of degraded land by 2030 and assisting fellow developing countries to develop land-restoration strategies.
"We are on track to achieve our national commitment of land degradation neutrality. We are also working towards restoring 26 million (2.6 crore) hectares of degraded land by 2030," the prime minister said.
This would contribute to India's commitment to achieve an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion (250 to 300 crore) tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, PM Modi added.
Asserting that land degradation affects over two-thirds of the world today, PM Modi said if left unchecked, it will erode the very foundations of our societies, economies, food security, health, safety and quality of life.
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