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On Earth Day, PM Modi Reaffirmed India’s Commitment To Environment Protection

Every year on April 22, Earth Day serves as a global reminder of our responsibility to protect the planet by bringing attention to challenges such as climate change, pollution, deforestation, and biodiversity loss

On Earth Day, PM Modi Reaffirmed India's Commitment To Environment Protection
On Earth Day, PM Modi talked about "Mission Life", a lifestyle change for environment protection

New Delhi: On Earth Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India’s commitment to environmental protection. PM talked about “Mission Life”, a lifestyle change for environment protection.
“On Earth Day, we reaffirm our commitment to nurture nature so that our planet can have a better future” PM tweeted on X.

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Every year on April 22, Earth Day serves as a global reminder of our responsibility to protect the planet by bringing attention to challenges such as climate change, pollution, deforestation, and biodiversity loss. It demands a change in direction toward a sustainable future, urging individuals and businesses alike to take proactive steps.

Businesses are at the forefront of driving innovative sustainability measures. Their adoption of pioneering practices to reduce carbon footprints and embrace eco-friendly solutions plays a crucial role in fostering a more environmentally conscious plane.

Vehicular emissions are a major cause of air pollution in urban areas.

Various research suggests, they contribute 20-30 per cent of PM 2.5 at breathing level, and 8 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions in India come from the transport sector. In Delhi, vehicular emissions exceed 30 per cent.

Worldwide the transport sector accounts for a quarter of total emissions, out of which road transport accounts for three-quarters of transport emissions.

Passenger vehicles are the largest chunk of this, releasing about 45 per cent of CO2.

Sustainable transport options such as shared rides are a better solution for urban cities. Sriram Kannan, Founder & CEO, Routematic says,

We are leveraging AI and ML as a sustainability game-changer. Our AI-powered route planning, real-time vehicle tracking, intelligent scheduling and robust predictive analytics all contribute towards ensuring eco-friendly routes, reducing emissions and costs. Additionally, our strategic investments in electric vehicles further demonstrate our commitment to a sustainable future.

Logistic Industry can also play a major role in environment protection.

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Research by the World Economic Forum, WEF indicates that sustainable warehouses can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent and save energy expenses by 30 per cent.

This underscores the potential for the warehousing sector to become a focal point for sustainability, contributing to a more eco-friendly and resilient supply chain.

Industries can curtail their ecological footprints by material reuse and recycling, renewable energy sources such as solar power, energy-efficient lighting, and implementing waste management.

Abhijit Verma, Founder & Managing Director, Avinya Industrial & Logistic Parks says,

With sustainability as the cornerstone of our operations, we are dedicated to leading this journey, demonstrating that responsible business practices can drive economic growth of our country while safeguarding our planet for future generations.

Every year Earth Day reminds us of the urgent need to tackle environmental issues like climate change and collectively minimise carbon footprint. India has committed to achieving a net zero emissions target by 2070.

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NDTV – Dettol have been working towards a clean and healthy India since 2014 via the Banega Swachh India initiative, which in its Season 10 is helmed by Campaign Ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana. The campaign aims to highlight the inter-dependency of humans and the environment, and of humans on one another with the focus on One Health, One Planet, One Future – Leaving No One Behind. It stresses on the need to take care of, and consider, everyone’s health in India – especially vulnerable communities – the LGBTQ populationindigenous people, India’s different tribes, ethnic and linguistic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants, geographically remote populations, gender and sexual minorities. In a world post COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign will continue to raise awareness on the same along with focussing on the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children, fight malnutrition, mental well-being, self-care, science and health, adolescent health & gender awareness. Along with the health of people, the campaign has realised the need to also take care of the health of the eco-system. Our environment is fragile due to human activity, which is not only over-exploiting available resources, but also generating immense pollution as a result of using and extracting those resources. The imbalance has also led to immense biodiversity loss that has caused one of the biggest threats to human survival – climate change. It has now been described as a “code red for humanity.” The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene. Banega Swasth India will also be taking forward the dream of Swasth Bharat, the campaign feels that only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and the country can become a Swasth or healthy India.

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