India committed to promoting green jobs: Govt

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Old 24-Jun-2010
India committed to promoting green jobs: Govt

New Delhi, June 24: The government said it was laying enhanced focus on creation of 'green jobs' as India was committed to fostering environmentally sustainable employment opportunities.

"Green jobs are a potential area of creating more employment opportunities as there are good prospects of green jobs generation in non-conventional energy sector and other emerging sectors," Minister of State for Labour and Employment Harish Rawat said.

A green job, according to the United Nations Environment Programme, is work in agricultural, manufacturing, research and development, administrative, and service activities that contribute to preserving environmental quality, including jobs that help in protecting ecosystems and biodiversity.

He said the government is giving special emphasis to the implementation of national action plan on climate change and 'our national efforts include strong measures for energy conservation and other energy sources.'

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