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Clean Climate  

Environment News Magazine February 2019   

Mahila Congress Holds Save the Tree Campaign in Delhi

Main Stories in This Issue - ​Health Emergency in Polluted Delhi   - National Clean Air Program in India  - Steps to Promote Electric Vehicles  - Join the Green Group of Delhi  - Water Bottle to Save the Environment  - Real Estate Sector and Global Warming 

- Nestlé Reusable Ice Cream Packaging - Circular Economy Award  - Stop FAR Construction and Pollution  - Environmental Law  - EU Green Week  - Complete a Clean Air Marathon 

 

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Govt Must  Declare  Health  Emergency  in  Polluted  Delhi: Mahila Congress  While  the  corrupt  authorities  in  Delhi  are  not  taking  any  steps  to  tackle  pollution,  the  distressed  citizens have no other option but to leave the city. 

As the  government  has  completely  failed to check rising levels of pollution in India’s capital  New  Delhi,  a  group  of  women  have  urged  Delhi  Government  to  declare  public  health  emergency in Delhi.  The  Priyadarshini  cell  of  Delhi  Mahila  Congress  said  on  January  13  that  the  government  should declare public health emergency in Delhi due to severe pollution. 

Mahila Congress Holds Save the Tree Campaign in Delhi. Photo: Mahila Congress 

“Delhi Mahila  Congress  is  protesting  against  the  complete  apathy  and lack of action by the  central,  state,  and  municipal  authorities  to  control  pollution,”  said  Sharmistha  Mukherjee,  president, Delhi Mahila Congress.  While  the  corrupt  authorities  in  Delhi  are  not  taking  any  steps  to  tackle  pollution,  the  distressed citizens have no other option but to leave the city.  A  survey  reveals  that  many  people  are  running  away  from  Delhi  like  refugees  or  Internally  Displaced  Persons  (IDPs).  As  a  result,  India  is  falling  in  the category of countries with large  IDP populations – such as Syria, Colombia, Iraq, Congo, Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia.  An  interactive  tool  on  the  Breathe  Life  2030  website  shows  a  Particulate  Matter  (PM)  2.5  level  of  143  micrograms  per  cubic  metre  (annual  mean)  in  India’s  capital  New Delhi. This is 

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over 14  times  over  the  WHO  safe  level  of  10  µg/m3.  Simply  put,  the  people  of  Delhi  are  inhaling poison from the air.  According  to  The  Economist,  this  polluted  environment  does  not  just  make life unpleasant  for  a  lot  of  Indians,  but  it  kills  them.  Recent  estimates  put  the  annual  death  toll  from  breathing  PM  2.5  alone  at  1.2  million  to  2.2  million  a  year.  The  lifespan  of  Delhi-dwellers is  shortened by more than ten years, says the University of Chicago.   

India Launches  National  Clean  Air  Programme  in  Polluted Delhi  The NCAP will be a mid-term, five-year action plan with 2019 as the first year. 

In order  to  control  increasing  air  pollution  in  India,  the  environment  minister  Harsh  Vardhan launched National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) in ​New Delhi.  “Collaborative  and  participatory  approach  involving  relevant  central  ministries,  state  governments,  local  bodies,  and  other  stakeholders  with  focus  on  all  sources  of  pollution  forms the crux of the programme,” Harsh Vardhan said. 

Dr. Harsh Vardhan lighting the lamp at the launch of the National Clean Air Programme (NACP) in  New Delhi on January 10, 2019. Photo: PIB 

He informed  that  the  tentative  national  level  target  of  20%–30%  reduction  of  PM2.5  and  PM10  concentration  by  2024  is  proposed  under  the  NCAP,  taking  2017  as  the  base year for  the comparison of concentration.  Clean Climate: Environment News Magazine by RMN Foundation. February 2019. Page 3 of 16 


“Overall objective  of  the  NCAP  is  comprehensive  mitigation  actions  for  prevention  and  control  of  air  pollution  besides  augmenting  the  air  quality  monitoring  network  across  the  country  and  strengthening  the  awareness  and  capacity  building  activities,”  the  minister  added.  Amitabh  Kant,  CEO  of  NITI  Aayog,  was  also  present  at  the  launch.  He  said  that  NCAP  is  a  path-breaking  initiative  and  a  critical  program,  as  it  addresses  one  of  the  most  alarming  challenges of urbanization which is air pollution.  “Today  cities  occupy  just  3%  of  the  land, but contribute to 82% of GDP and responsible for  78%  of  carbon  dioxide  emissions;  cities  though  are  engines  of  growth  and  equity  but  they  have  to  be  sustainable  and  it  is  in  this  context  that  NCAP  being  a  very  inclusive  program  holds special relevance,” said Amitabh Kant.  The NCAP will be a mid-term, five-year action plan with 2019 as the first year. 

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Steps to Promote Electric Vehicles in India 

The Phase-1  of  FAME  Scheme  is,  at  present,  available  up  to  31st  March  2019  and  is  available  for  all  registered electric vehicles with lithium ion batteries. 

The Government  of  India  has  granted  exemption  to  Battery  Operated  Transport  Vehicles  and  Transport  Vehicles  running  on  Ethanol  and  Methanol  fuels  from  requirement  of  permit.  Clean Climate: Environment News Magazine by RMN Foundation. February 2019. Page 4 of 16 


Ethanol fuel  is  ethyl  alcohol,  the  same type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, used as  fuel.  It  is  most  often  used  as  a  motor  fuel,  mainly  as a biofuel additive for gasoline. Ethanol  is commonly made from biomass such as corn or sugarcane.  Methanol  is  also  an  alternative  fuel  for  internal  combustion  and  other  engines,  either  in  combination  with  gasoline  or  directly  ("neat").  While  ethanol  is  less  toxic  and  has  higher  energy  density,  methanol  is  less  expensive  to  produce  sustainably  and  is  a  less  expensive  way to reduce the carbon footprint. Methanol is from hydrocarbon or renewable resources,  in particular natural gas and biomass respectively.  In  order  to  promote  electric  vehicles​,  the  Government  of  India  has  notified  for  retro-fitment  of  hybrid  electric  system or electric kit to vehicles and has specified the type  approval procedure of electric hybrid vehicles.  The  Government  has  notified that the registration mark for Battery Operated Vehicles is to  be  on  a  plate  with  green  background.  Further,  for  the promotion of electric mobility in the  country,  the  Government  had  launched  Phase-I  of  the  FAME  India  Scheme  [  Faster  Adoption  of  Electric  (&  Hybrid)  Vehicles  in  India].  This  was  initially  for  a  period  of  2  years  and has subsequently been extended till 31st March 2019. 

Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal flags off smart e-rickshaws in Dwarka for metro rail commuters.  Photo: LG Office 

All electric and hybrid vehicles, including public transport, registered under the scheme are  being  incentivized  under  the  Demand  Creation  focus  area  of  this  scheme.  The  Phase-1  of  FAME  Scheme  is,  at  present,  available  up  to  31st  March  2019  and  is  available  for  all  registered electric vehicles with lithium ion batteries. 

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Ministry of  Power  has  issued  a  policy  on  charging  infrastructure  and  has  issued  a  notification  clarifying  that  charging  electric  vehicles  will  be  a  service,  not  a  sale  of  electricity.  The  Indian  Space  Research  Organisation  (ISRO)  has  commercialized  indigenously  developed  lithium  ion  battery  technology  and  has  selected  14  companies  for  transfer of technology.  The  NITI Aayog has taken an initiative to provide a Model Concessionaire Agreement (MCA)  document  for  introducing  Electric-Bus  Fleet  in  Cities  for  Public  Transportation  on  Public-Private  Partnership  (PPP)  mode  on  Operational  Expenditure  (per  km  basis)  Model  rather than paying upfront capital cost.  Ministry  of  Housing  and  Urban  Affairs  has  made  amendment  in  the  Urban  and  Regional  Development  Plans  Formulation  and  Implementation  (URDPFI)  guidelines  to  provide  for  electric vehicle charging stations in private and commercial buildings.  Recently,  the  Lt.  Governor  (LG)  of  Delhi  Anil  Baijal  had  flagged  off  an  array  of  smart  e-rickshaws  in  Dwarka  for  metro  rail  commuters.  According  to  an  LG  office  communique,  the  launch  of  e-rickshaws  is  the  first  and  significant  step  of  Delhi  Metro  service  toward  pollution-free green and clean Delhi.   

EU Green Week to Focus on Environmental Laws The opening event will have a particular prominence, setting the tone for the Week's debates. 

Environmental laws  –  if  implemented  properly  –  can  improve  water  and  air  quality.  They  also protect nature and encourage recycling and waste management. 

The  next  edition  of  EU  Green  Week  (13-17  May  2019)  will  focus  on  the  implementation  of  environmental  laws.  EU  Green  Week  2019  will  include  events  across  Europe,  with  the 

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official opening  event  on  13  May  in  one  of  the  Member  States  and  a  high-level  summit  in  Brussels from 15 to 17 May.  The  opening  event  will  have  a  particular  prominence,  setting  the  tone  for  the  Week's  debates.  The  closing  of  Green  Week  will  take  place  at  the  end  of  the  Brussels  Conference  and will showcase the political conclusions from the Week.   

Join the Green Group of Delhi

You are  invited  to  join  the  Green  Group  as  a  member  by  filling  in  a  simple  online  form. You can also  donate to support the activities of the Group. 

The major  activities  of  the  Green  Group  of  Delhi  are  around  environment  protection  to  save  the  environment  from  air  pollution,  dust  pollution,  noise  pollution,  water  pollution,  etc. in order to minimize the effect of pollution on Climate Change. 

Children demonstrating in the streets of New Delhi so that the Indian government and Delhi government should  protect them from dust, noise, and air pollution. Campaign and Photo by Rakesh Raman 

This is  a  non-political,  non-partisan  Group.  The  activities  of  the Group are being managed  by  its  members  and  volunteers.  Formed  in  August  2017,  the  ​Group  had  begun  its  journey  from  Dwarka,  which  is  the largest residential suburb in Asia with a population of more than  1 million.   However,  now  it  covers  other  parts  of  India’s  ​capital  New  Delhi,  which  is  among  the  most  polluted and the dirtiest cities of the world. 

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The Group  holds  mass awareness campaigns, environment protection education programs,  intellectual  discussions,  and  so  on.  It  also  coordinates  with  the  government  and  law-enforcement agencies in Delhi to create a healthy living environment for people.  You  are  invited  to  join  the  Green  Group  of  Delhi  as  a  member  by  filling  in  a  simple  ​online  form​. You can also donate to support the activities of the Group.  People  from  the  entire  city  of  Delhi  can  join  the  Green  Group  as  members.  More  than  1  person from a family can become the member by providing their details in separate forms.      

Arun Jaitley  Opens  Electric  Vehicle  Charging  Station in Delhi  The  Department  of  Expenditure  has  also  issued  an  office  memorandum  for  all  the  government  offices in Delhi / NCR to switch to electric vehicles. 

Marking the  adoption  of  e-mobility,  Department  of  Economic  Affairs,  Ministry  of  Finance,  Government  of  India  has  signed  an  agreement  with  Energy  Efficiency  Services  Limited  (EESL),  an  entity  under  Ministry  of  Power  for  deployment  of  15  electric  vehicles  (EVs)  for  their officers. 

Arun Jaitley flagging off the e-vehicle, at the inauguration of the e-vehicle and charging station in  North Block, New Delhi on January 9, 2019. Photo: PIB 

Also, 28  charging  points  (24  slow  charging  points,  4  fast  charging  points)  have  been  installed  at North Block in Delhi for charging these vehicles. With these 15 EVs, Department  Clean Climate: Environment News Magazine by RMN Foundation. February 2019. Page 8 of 16 


of Economic  Affairs  is  expected  to  save  over  36,000  litres  of  fuel  every  year  and  will  also  lead to a reduction of over 440 tonnes of CO2 annually.  Speaking  on  the  occasion,  the  Union  Minister  of  Finance  and  Corporate  Affairs,  Arun  Jaitley,  said,  “Electric  mobility,  is  an  attractive,  sustainable,  and  profitable  solution  to  mitigate  the  climate  change  and  to  reduce  the  risk  posed  by  vehicular  emission  to  public  health.  EVs  have  the  potential  to  support  India’s  growth  by  enhancing  manufacturing,  ​job  creation​,  and  technical  capabilities.  We  are  glad  to  be  a  part  of  India’s  mission  of  rapid  adoption of e-mobility.”  The  Department  of  Expenditure  has  also  issued  an  office  memorandum  for  all  the  government  offices  in  Delhi  /  NCR  to  switch  to  electric vehicles. The government believes  that  the  adoption  of  electric  vehicles  will  reduce  dependence  on  oil  imports  and  promote  power capacity addition in India thereby enhancing energy security of the country.  It  will  further  reduce  GHG  (greenhouse  gas)  emissions  from  the  transport  sector  and  also  reduce the impact of ​pollution​ level in the cities.   

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European Commission  Wins  Circular  Economy  Award  A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. 

The World  Economic  Forum  (WEF)  has  recognized  the  European  Commission  as  a  champion in the circular economy.  This  is  a  recognition  of  the  work  done  to  protect  the environment and reduce greenhouse  gas emissions while delivering opportunities for jobs, growth, and investment. 

Photo: European Commission 

According to  WEF,  a  circular  economy  is  an  industrial  system  that  is  restorative  or  regenerative by intention and design.  It  replaces  the  end-of-life  concept  with  restoration,  shifts  towards  the  use  of  renewable  energy,  eliminates  the  use  of  toxic  chemicals,  which  impair  reuse  and  return  to  the  biosphere,  and  aims  for  the  elimination  of  waste  through  the  superior  design  of  materials,  products, systems, and business models.  

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Fressko Water Bottle to Save the Environment Estimates suggest that more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped in the sea each year. 

Fressko, an  Australian  company  that  creates  premium  glass and bamboo-encased stainless  steel  flasks  and  infusers,  is  offering  an  environment-friendly  water  bottle.  The  company  says it has created a sustainable, reusable alternative to plastic, rubber or paper cups.  "We  founded  our  company  and  made  our  flasks  to  encourage  the  use  of  products  that  are  reusable  and  versatile  but  are  also  very  stylish,"  said  Hayley  Culley,  marketing  director  for  Fressko. 

Fressko Water Bottle 

According to  the  company,  these  containers  are  100  percent  BPA  free  and  designed  for  durability  and  ease  of  use.  BPA  or  Bisphenol-A  is  a  chemical  used  to  produce  reusable  plastic products. 

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Fressko glass  flasks,  which  keep  beverages cold for up to 12 hours, or hot for up to half that  time,  and  the  bamboo  containers,  which  keep  coffee  hot  for  6-8  hours,  are  offered  as  the  alternatives  for  eco-concerned  consumers  who  do  not  want  to  pollute  the  ocean  with  more plastic products. Estimates suggest that more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped  in the sea each year.  "The  water  bottle  industry  is  flooded  with  disposable  plastic  products  which  are  harming  our oceans," Culley said. "Fressko flasks are designed to endure the test of time."  The company says all​ Fressko​ flasks are leak proof. 

Nestlé Debuts Reusable Ice Cream Packaging

With the  launch  of  Loop,  Häagen-Dazs is debuting a reusable stainless steel double-walled ice cream  container. 

Nestlé's Häagen-Dazs  brand  has  announced  a  new  service  in  partnership  with  global  recycling organization TerraCycle that will provide a first-of-its-kind home delivery service  to consumers called Loop.  Loop  will  enable  consumers  to  responsibly  enjoy  Häagen-Dazs  and  other  household  favorite  foods  and  personal  care  products  in  customized,  durable  packaging  that  are  collected, cleaned, refilled, and re-used—all from the consumer's front door step. 

Nestle Haagen-Dazs Strawberry Reusable Container. Photo: Nestlé 

Announced at  the  World  Economic  Forum,  Loop  was  created  to  provide  a  solution  to  one  of  the  world's  most  pressing  environmental  issues:  waste.  Häagen-Dazs,  alongside  brands  Clean Climate: Environment News Magazine by RMN Foundation. February 2019. Page 12 of 16 


from other  major  CPG  industry  partners,  examined  its  supply  chain  to  identify  ways  to  innovate in packaging, production, and distribution.  "Loop  provides  a  much-needed  innovation  platform,  challenging  companies to take a fresh  look  at  our  value  chains  and  integrate  reusable  product  packaging  as  part  of our efforts to  waste-reduction,"  said  Laurent  Freixe,  Nestlé  CEO  for  Zone  Americas.  "Nestlé  is  proud  to  be  a  founding  investor  and  partner  of  Loop.  It's  a  critical  part  of  our  commitment  to work  with consumers to protect our planet for future generations."  With  the  launch  of  Loop,  Häagen-Dazs  is  debuting a reusable stainless steel double-walled  ice  cream  container,  designed  by  Nestlé's  global  research  and  development  group  in  Bakersfield,  CA,  that  elevates  the  consumer  experience  and  keeps the ice cream at optimal  condition.  Consumers  shopping  for  Häagen-Dazs  on  Loop  can  select  from  non-dairy  options  (Chocolate  Salted  Fudge,  Coconut  Caramel,  and  Mocha  Chocolate  Cookie)  or  from  traditional  favorites  (Vanilla  or  Strawberry)  during  the  New  York  City pilot of the program,  scheduled to launch in the first half of 2019.  Nestlé​ is the world's leading food and beverage company. 

India’s  Real  Estate  Sector  Causes  Pollution  and  Global Warming  It is critical that India adopts a holistic and sustainable approach to real estate development 

According to a new report published by the World Economic Forum, the UN Department of  Economic  and  Social  Affairs  (UN  DESA)  predicts  that  future  increases  in  the  world’s  urban  population will be concentrated in just a few countries.  The  report  reveals  that  India,  China,  and  Nigeria are together expected to account for 35%  of  the  projected  growth  in  the  world’s  urban  population  until  2050.  Of  these  three  countries, the absolute growth in urban population is projected to be the highest in India.  In  terms of sheer numbers, according to the report, the largest ​urban transformation of the  21st  century  is  thus  happening  in  India,  and  the  Indian  real  estate  and  infrastructure  industry is a key contributor to this growth.  The  report  says  that  India’s  real  estate  sector  is  expected  to  contribute  13%  to  the  country’s  GDP  by  2025  and  reach  a  market  size  of  $1  trillion  by  2030.  However,  the  environmental footprint of the Indian real estate industry is also mounting.  Buildings  in  India  account  for  40%  energy  use,  30%  raw  material  use,  20%  water  use,  and  20% land use; they also generate 30% of solid waste and 20% of water effluents. 

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While construction activity is continuing in localities where people live, its pollution is causing deaths and serious, incurable diseases to the people of Delhi. 

The sector  is  responsible  for  24%  of  India’s  annual  CO2  emissions,  contributing  to  global  warming  and  poor  air  quality​.  It  is  therefore  critical  that  India  adopts  a  holistic  and  sustainable approach to real estate development, the​ report​ suggests.   

Breathelife Challenge:  Complete  a  Clean  Air  Marathon  The goal is to cover 7 million kms for the 7 million lives lost to air pollution each year. 

You need not run, though. Just commit to cycling, walking, or using public transport for the  distance of a marathon (42.2 km/26.2 miles). 

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For many, this is as few as 2-4 trips to and from your place of work or a nearby destination.  

Benefits Save Money​: Reduce fuel costs to save you money each month.  Improve Health​: Keep fit and healthy by building physical activity into your travel.   Travel Mindfully​: Enjoy a stress-free journey and avoid traffic and parking hassles.  The  ​goal  is  to  cover  7 million kms for the 7 million lives lost  to ​air pollution each year. This  is  the  equivalent  of  crossing  the  earth  150  times and reducing emissions by over 40 tons of  CO2.   

Stop FAR Construction and Pollution

If you  want  to  get  any  such  construction  stopped,  you  can  complain  to  the  Central  Pollution Control  Board (CPCB). 

You must  know  that  FAR  (Floor  Area  Ratio)  construction  in  occupied  housing  societies  is  totally  illegal  because  it  spreads  dust  and  noise  ​pollution  and  further  increases  air  pollution.  Currently,  the  air  in  Delhi  has  an  annual  average  of  122  µg/m3  of  PM2.5*  particles  ​[*PM  2.5  concentrations  measured  in micrograms of particles per cubic meter of air  (µg/m3)].​   That’s  12.2  times  of  the  WHO  safe  level.  This  is  an  extremely  dangerous  level  of  pollution  and  besides  other  pollution-control  measures  the  government  regularly bans construction activity.  When  the  ban  on  construction  is  lifted  for  a  few  days,  only  essential  construction  (such  as  construction  of  hospitals,  schools,  roads,  bridges,  etc.)  is  allowed.  The  ban from avoidable construction such as FAR construction in occupied  housing  ​societies  and  house  renovations  can  never  be  lifted  because  air  is  dangerously  polluted  in  Delhi  throughout  the  year.  While  massive  ​corruption  is  happening,  Delhi  Development  Authority  (​DDA​),  Registrar  Cooperative  Societies  (​RCS​),  Delhi  Fire  Service  (​DFS​),  and  Delhi  Urban  Art  Commission  (​DUAC​)  are  among  the  most  corrupt  departments  in Delhi that are allowing FAR construction. You can ​click here​ to read the report.  If  you  want  to  get  any  such  construction  stopped,  ​you  can  complain  to  the  Central  Pollution  Control  Board  (CPCB),  which  is  a  statutory  organization  of  the  Government  of  India. It also allows you to complain through its social media accounts and the Sameer App.    Clean Climate: Environment News Magazine by RMN Foundation. February 2019. Page 15 of 16 


Meet the Editor The  editor  of  this  environment  news  magazine  ​Rakesh  Raman  is  a  national  award-winning  journalist  and social activist. Besides working at senior editorial  positions  with  leading  media  companies,  he was writing an exclusive edit-page  column  regularly  for  The  Financial  Express  (a  daily  business  newspaper  of The  Indian Express Group).  Nowadays,  for  the  past  about  8 years, he has been running his own global news services on  different  subjects.  He  also  has  formed  a  free  Education  and  Career  Counselling  Center  for  deserving  children  at  a  poor  J.J.  Colony  in  Dwarka,  New  Delhi  under  his  ​NGO  –  RMN  Foundation.  He  runs  an  exclusive  community-driven  anti-corruption  social  service  “​Clean  House​”  to  help  the  suffering  residents  of  Delhi  raise  their  voice  against  the  growing  corruption and injustice.   He  also  creates  and  distributes  a  number  of  ​digital  publications  that  cover  areas  such  as  technology,  law,  environment,  education,  corruption  and  transparency.  He  has  created  a  comprehensive  online  information  service  to  educate  the  Indian  voters  for  the  upcoming  Lok Sabha election​ scheduled to happen in 2019.  Earlier,  he  had  been  associated  with  the  United  Nations  (UN)  through  United  Nations  Industrial  Development  Organization  (UNIDO)  as  a  digital  media  expert  to help businesses  use technology for brand marketing and business development. 

Collaboration for Environment Content Project The  Clean Climate environment news magazine is being published by RMN Foundation. It  is  being  circulated  among  top  government  departments,  environment  protection  organizations,  colleges  /  universities,  law-enforcement  agencies,  civil  society  organizations,  social  activists,  and others in India and abroad. RMN Foundation is looking  for  sponsors  and  collaborators  across  the  world  who  can  join  hands  with  us  to  expand  the environment content activity around Clean Climate initiative.    Contact 

Rakesh Raman  Founder  RMN Foundation  463, DPS Apts., Plot No. 16, Sector 4, Dwarka, Phase I  New Delhi 110 078, INDIA  Contact by email    Clean Climate: Environment News Magazine by RMN Foundation. February 2019. Page 16 of 16 

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