WHO reports claims one quarter of all deaths worldwide result from preventable environmental causes

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India has unique environmental heritage with its geographic, climatic and biological diversity. The country represents almost all types of habitats of the world and the land mass of the country and it’s water bodies sustain an extremely rich variety of plants and animals, stated Member of Parliament, Meenakshi Lekhi in a conference on “Sustainable development and Health challenges in India” in New Delhi on Wednesday.
She further said that, WHO reports says that nearly one quarter of all the deaths worldwide result from preventable environmental causes relating to water, sanitation and hygiene, indoor and outdoor pollution, harmful use of chemicals such as pesticides and climate change.

CII has since its inception continued to make concrete contributions to developing the capacities of sustainable development around the world.
CII offer a new opportunity for India through this conference to align its development goals with the agenda, prioritize development in the country, focus attention on addressing extreme poverty and environmental challenges, and form new partnerships for development, speakers concluded in the conference.