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Samstag, 27.11.2021
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The UT administration is planning to make Chandigarh carbon neutral by 2030. The plan was discussed in a two-day visioning workshop on “Future Ready Chandigarh 2030 & Beyond” which was officially opened on Monday by UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit at Hotel Mount View.

The workshop is organised by the administration and is supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with an objective of sustainable improvement of urban infrastructure and services, setting out the desired future roadmap for the city.

A senior UT official said that carbon neutral means that any CO2 released into the atmosphere from a company's activities is balanced by an equivalent amount being removed

The first day kick-started with an inaugural session, wherein Vikas Verma, regional head (north), UNDP, explained the role and objective of the workshop. This was immediately followed by remarks of UT adviser Dharam Pal, regarding the expectations from this workshop. The adviser highlighted the current focus areas of the administration like clean city, green city, smart city, heritage preservation and protection and development plans for 23 villages. He also shared that there are some challenges which need to be dealt in future, which are listed as making Chandigarh a regional hub for education, health, commerce, service, IT, manufacturing of microchip, medical instruments, future planning of rural areas, readiness for climate change, including possibility of making Chandigarh carbon neutral by 2030.

Purohit said “I am sure the workshop will give an opportunity for bringing about better cohesion and a good platform for interaction amongst all related stakeholders in meeting our common objectives. After the workshop, there must be appropriate follow up actions to bring this vision into reality.”

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Autor(en)/Author(s): Rajinder Nagarkoti

Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 26.10.2021

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