Environment facing threat from inadequate regulation: PM

Environment facing threat from inadequate regulation: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the country’s environment was facing a threat from “inadequate regulation" and pitched for a “new thinking" to prevent degradation of resources.

“There is threat to our environment arising from inadequate regulation," he said while addressing the HT Leadership Summit in New Delhi.

Singh stressed the need for addressing the new challenges arising in the form of climate change and urban development causing loss to bio-diversity.

“We need new thinking to prevent the degradation of land and water resources which endanger the livelihood of millions of our people living on the edges of subsistence," the Prime Minister said.

The remarks may be seen as a shot in the arm of environment minister Jairam Ramesh, who has been facing a lot of criticism from various ministries as he strictly implements his “green agenda."