Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Issues since 1991 - Loss of Biodiversity

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Issues since 1991 - Loss of Biodiversity:

Loss of biodiversity threatens food security and population health. Climate change is also a major contributor to biodiversity.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India’s environmental and forestry policies and programmes. The primary concerns of the Ministry are the implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country’s natural resources including its lakes and rivers, its biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, and the prevention and abatement of pollution. While implementing these policies and programmes, the Ministry is guided by the principle of sustainable development and enhancement of human well-being.

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