Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha Thursday said that Jammu and Kashmir government has planted more than 15 million trees in previous financial year across the Union Territory.
Speaking during the Youth-20 (Y20) consultation meet on climate change under India’s G20 presidency, Sinha said, “Jammu and Kashmir is not famous only for snow clad mountains but also for intellectual brilliance.”
The LG said, “In the past financial year only, we have planted more than 15 million trees across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.”
“I take prime in the fact that our natural resources are growing. The green cover has grown up in the past few years to 55 percent,” Sinha said.
The LG on the occasion further spoke about the values and principles as enshrined in the ancient Indian scriptures on sustainable living and environment protection.
He said that the message of Y20 consultation conference signals the encouraging prospect for a new energy in a global partnership on environment, development and our collective effort to ensure equity, global prosperity and better quality of life.
The officials said that 17 youth delegates from G20 countries including Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, Japan, Republic of Korea, United States, Brazil and Nigeria participated in the Y20 Consultation.
“The reason of India’s G20 presidency is the reason for the future of humanity. ‘One Earth One Family and One Future,” Sinha added.
He further said that the major challenges for next 25 years is to protect the climate and promoting the sustainable development.
“It means, as a one family we need to nurture the earth that sustains life and sustainable development objectives should be translated into collection action to transform the lives of common man,” the LG said.
On the occasion at least 108 students from the university campus, 34 students from schools a across the JK, 57 students from colleges from Srinagar, 11 students colleges and universities from Jammu, 33 DoYA delegates, 25 Y20 Secretariat delegates and 25 student activists also participated in the Y20 Consultation.
Sinha added that the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has already decided to fight against the every climate change challenge into a mass movement and promote environment conscious lifestyle.
“The fight against the climate change has turned out to be the top priority for young generation and I am confident that the youth will bring good solutions of it,” he said.
Sinha also said that he belive that the young generation have seen a rise in innovative ideas with action to preserve the natural resources and also become active stakeholder in this movement to formulate and implement the polices on Healthcare, education, environmental and clean drinking water resources.
“I believe that the each element in the ecosystem is of different music note and I called this sound of nature the best music ever produced on the climate,” he said.
The first plenary session Y20 consultation was held on the theme ‘Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Human Well-Being’ followed by second session with a theme of ‘Disaster Risk Reduction for Safe Tomorrow’, and third plenary session on ‘Green Energy- Innovations and Opportunities’. (KNO)