Tuesday, October 20, 2009

India Planning to Build 50 Weather Stations in the Neighboring Countries

In order to observe the climatic changes and variations, India is now going to build 50 weather stations in the neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. SAARC environment ministers have agreed on the plan during a meeting held in New Delhi on 20 October 2009. Some other important decisions were taken ahead of December’s Copenhagen climate summit where SAARC countries are going to raise awareness among the global community about the climatic change and its devastating effect on the countries of this region.

Samaylive reported:

The eight countries that form the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)-Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka-also decided they would form a bloc at the Copenhagen climate summit this December to make a statement and hold an event there "to highlight our vulnerabilities to climate change and the actions we are taking", Ramesh said.

The recently-held two-day meeting also brought out some other important decisions. Indian environment minister Jairam Ramesh has declared that India is going to pay $1 million for the SAARC forestry centre located in Bhutan and $1 million for the SAARC coastal zone management centre in Maldives.

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