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With only two point four per cent of the world's land area, India supports seven to eight per cent of the recorded species diversity.

Modi said the government aims to provide an electricity connection to every household, which will further reduce dependence on environmentally degrading forms of fuel. "From changing how we create plastics to making sure they are reused and recycled, together, we can make a real difference for our planet's future".

THE Federal Government has disclosed that a National Policy on Plastic Waste management will be enacted soon as part of the efforts to mitigate environmental pollution in Nigeria. Thus one can say that the plastic pollution calls for the dire attention of the global population and that too with a good cause.

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He said India has targeted generation of 175 GW of solar and wind energy by 2022.

Also, many people are promoting the use of cloth bags over plasting and also by planting trees.

Prime Minister said development should not come at the cost of the environment. He said, India is reducing its dependence on fossil fuels and it is switching sources of fuel where possible.

PM Modi said his government has been working towards environment protection.

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Implemented by the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) with cooperation from all personnel under MoD, the initiative was launched by Minister of Development Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar.

According to official statistics, around 180,000 tones of plastic materials spread in Sudan, constituting one of the biggest environmental pollution in the country.

Scotland has committed to phase out the use of non-recyclable plastics and is now designing a deposit return scheme for drinks packaging that could see recycling rates of more than 90%, Zero Waste Scotland said.

This day was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) 45 years ago and it has adopted a different, or at least rotating, theme each year.

The Congress also took to Twitter, pledging to protect and preserve the Environment, saying, "the Earth doesn't belong to us but, we belong to the Earth".

Participating at an event to mark the World Environment Day here, he said that India is preparing to join the global "clean sea campaign" to contribute towards clean oceans.

India is the global host nation for the 43rd edition of this event. He will also visit the exhibition set up on the occasion at the Rajpath lawns.