Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said the government is fully committed to environmental causes and aims to electrify the railways in gradual phases. “The entire railway network in India would be electrified in a phased manner making it environment-friendly,” the minister said.
Addressing the inaugural session of the two-day Global Law Conference on Environmental Law: Challenges and Solutions’ at Chandigarh University here, he said India would lead the world in poverty alleviation, counter-terrorism and climate justice.
He said there is a dire need to keep a balance between the environment and the development process based on the needs of society, adding that it is in the Indian tradition and heritage to respect nature.
He said that even Kautilya’s treatise Arthshastra has mention of environment protection, while Emperor Ashoka’s fifth rock edict too stresses on the same issue. Read more
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