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India to host COP14 of UN Convention next month to Combat Desertification

Newdelhi:27/8/19:India will host the Conference Of Parties, COP 14, of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification from 2nd to 13th of next month. Briefing media in New Delhi today, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said, the event will see participation of over 3000 representatives from over 200 countries which will include Ministers from around 100 countries.

He said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also attend the mega event. Mr Javadekar said, India will take over from China this year as host and President for 2 years. The Minister said, the Conference Of Parties will focus on desertification and degradation of land.

Mr Javadekar said, India has resolved to implement provisions of New Delhi Declaration to be adopted at the end of the conference. He said, Government has targeted that 50 Lakh hectares of degraded land will be made fertile in 10 years and a Center of Excellence will be established in Forest Research Institute in Dehradun. The Minister said, India will take the lead to combat desertification and move the world in a positive direction.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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