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Assembly Speaker censures four Congress MLAs for climbing on dais        Students, parents stage protest over death of girl due to snakebite in classroom        Mahinda Rajapaksa takes PM office for third time        Israel''s Netanyahu charged in corruption cases        All eyes on Shami as India in throes of making yet another cricketing history with pink ball D/N Test against Bangladesh        India Women claim 5-0 T20 series sweep over West Indies        Three Rafale jets handed over to IAF by France: Govt        Normalcy has been restored in J&K: Shah        Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of CPSEs        Lankan Prez names elder brother Mahinda as PM after Wickremesinghe resigns        Nawaz Sharif meets medical experts for check-up in London        Germany crush Northern Ireland 6-1 in Euro 2020 qualifiers        Bring Ashwin back in limited overs cricket: Harbhajan        T''gana techie among 2 Indians arrested in Pak; missing since 2017, says family        Rajini, Haasan hint at joining hands for TN''s welfare        Opposition leader visits injured MLA at Medical College Hospital in Kerala        Helmets must for two-wheeler riders, pillions from Dec 1 : HC        Ailing former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for treatment        Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape probe        Newly-elected Lankan President to visit India on Nov 29        
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Kerala News
India to raise target for restoring degraded land: PM
 
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that India would raise its target for restoring degraded land from 21 million hectares to 26 million hectares by 2030.

Speaking at the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Modi said between 2015 and 2017, India's tree and forest cover increased by 0.8 million hectares.

"I would like to announce that India would raise its ambition of the total area that would be restored from its land degradation status, from twenty one million hectares to twenty six million hectares between now and 2030," the Prime Minister said.

Modi also said India would be happy to propose initiatives for greater South-South cooperation in addressing issues of climate change, biodiversity and land degradation.

The prime minister also called upon the leadership of UNCCD to conceive global water action agenda which is central to Land Degradation Neutrality strategy.

Climate change, he noted, is also leading to land degradation of various kinds ranging from rise in sea levels and wave action, erratic rainfall and storms, and sand storms caused by hot temperatures.

"When we address degraded lands, we also address water scarcity. Augmenting water supply, enhancing water recharge, slowing down water run-off and retaining moisture in the soil are all parts of a holistic land and water strategy," he said.

Modi said India takes pride in using remote sensing and space technology for multiple applications, including land restoration and it would be happy to help other friendly countries develop land restoration strategies through cost effective satellite technology.


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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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