Ladakh, Leh, Kargil to be India?s first carbon neutral region: PM Modi
Source: Hindustan Times, Date: , 2020
Delhi: A 7500 MW solar park is being built in Ladakh for electricity and
infrastructure development in the region. The Ladakh, Leh and Kargil region
will be developed and declared to be a carbon neutral region, PM Modi said in
his Independence Day speech on Saturday.
the concept of carbon neutral villages have been considered in India in the
past and some villages in Kerala and Manipur have adopted it, this will be the
first large region to be carbon neutral. Carbon neutrality means annual zero
net anthropogenic (human caused or influenced) CO2 emissions by a certain date.
?By definition, carbon neutrality means every ton of anthropogenic CO2 emitted
is compensated with an equivalent amount of CO2 removed,? according to World
Resources Institute. Many countries have announced to be carbon neutral by 2050
as part of the Paris Agreement.
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