Jairam Ramesh Urges Sustainable Growth on World Environment Day

Former environment minister Jairam Ramesh emphasized the need for socially just and ecologically sustainable economic growth in India. On World Environment Day, he called for the rigorous enforcement of laws and the strengthening of institutions, referencing Indira Gandhi's historic speech at the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 05-06-2024 10:14 IST | Created: 05-06-2024 10:14 IST
Jairam Ramesh Urges Sustainable Growth on World Environment Day
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India must strive for faster economic growth that is both socially just and ecologically sustainable, stated former environment minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday.

Speaking on World Environment Day, Ramesh emphasized the need for strict enforcement of laws and regulations without bias, as well as the strengthening of institutions.

In a post on X, Ramesh noted, 'June 5th is celebrated as World Environment Day to mark the opening of the first-ever UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972.' He highlighted Indira Gandhi's historic speech delivered at the assembly on June 14.

'India deserves faster economic growth that is, at the same time, socially just and ecologically sustainable. This is not an impossible trinity. It is both doable and essential,' Ramesh reiterated.

He insisted that this vision requires enforcement of laws, bolstering of institutions, and a deep-rooted understanding based on ancient heritage principles.

Ramesh mentioned that this maxim was made the greeting for the new green office of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in New Delhi around 12 years ago.

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