CM for committed strategy to address climate change
Jammu, Nov 24: Underlining the far reaching consequences of climatic change, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday stressed for committed strategy to address this concern and help restrict human interference detrimental to environment and eco-balance.
“We all are equal stakeholders in maintaining, preserving and conserving our eco-system as our future is directly related to this phenomenon”, the CM said while chairing the first meeting of the State Governing Council on Climate Change here.
“We are witness and victims of it. Climate change in the State is visible by the change in our snowfall and rainfall pattern, depletion of water resources and melting of glaciers. Agriculture and tourism have also been affected by this change. Earthquakes, flash-floods, tsunamis, landslides, droughts and untimely rains and snowfalls are largely associated with climate change and global warming,” he said.
The CM approved the proposal of incorporating Chief Secretary and Administrative Secretary Planning and Development Department in Governing Council.
Earlier, Minister for Forests, Mian Altaf Ahmad presented the brief about the constitution and assignments of the Governing Council, Executive Council and Working Groups.
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