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India has preserved around eight pct of World’s Bio-diversity: Prakash Javadekar

Newdelhi:22/5/20: Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar today addressed the Virtual Celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity in New Delhi. In his address, Mr. Javadekar said, India has 2.5 percent of world’s landmass, 16 percent of Human and 16 percent of cattle population, but it has still preserved around eight percent of world’s biodiversity as Indian philosophy has always preached about the world as a family and living with nature.

The Minister expressed happiness that many universities are giving certificates and degrees in Biodiversity.  He said many steps are being taken to preserve biodiversity. He said, government has passed Bio-diversity Act in Parliament and since 2014, every Panchayat maintains Bio-diversity register.

On the occasion, the Minister launched Bio-diversity Samrakshan Internship programme.

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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