Plan initiated to check pollutants

In an effort to reduce the production and use of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) pesticides from polluting the atmosphere and harming human lives, India has initiated a National Implementation Plan. Being a signatory to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, a national plan sensitising different stakeholders about the obligations of India as a party to the convention and to develop strategies and action plans for the reduction and elimina tion of the target chemicals. The Stockholm Convention has come into force in India in 2006.

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