Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, June 24, 2024

World's Largest River Island, Majuli, Is All Set To Become India's First Carbon Neutral District












Assam:  Majuli, the world’s biggest river island, is all set to become India’s first carbon neutral district. It is also now a biodiversity heritage site.



Launching "Forests are Lives" campaign to celebrate the importance of Assam's rich forest and biodiversity, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged people of the state to take a pledge to conserve its biodiversity to make a pollution-free state.



"Majuli is facing existential crisis and therefore initiatives like designating carbon neutral district and biodiversity heritage site are needs of the hour to preserve its rich heritage and legacy," Sonowal said on International Day of Forest.



He insisted that steps must be taken to generate more awareness among students to conserve nature.



Underlining state government's goal to make "green Assam", Sonowal said that everyone should conserve nature and urged all parents to gift one sapling to their children on their birthdays and inspire them to plant trees at all available spaces in their household premises.




Carbon neutrality or having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions by negating the carbon generated with an equivalent amount of offset.









Source: India Times