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Govt has till Jan 2013 to appeal to UNESCO on World Heritage Status

While the previous Congress government chose not the accept the invitation of UNESCO and Union Ministry of Environment – Forests (MoEF) to include environmentally sensitive areas in the list for Western Ghats sites accorded World Heritage status; the BJP-led government has an opportunity to walk-the-talk of protecting our environment and forests.

The state government has until January 2013 to make a case before UNESCO to include it sites in the Western Ghats among those that have been accorded World Heritage status.

When spoke to Alina Saldanha, Minister for Environment and Forests, she stated that the Cabinet and concerned ministers would be meeting on this issue this evening. Post that she will be able to give us a clear picture on the stance of the government with regards to the UNESCO appeal.

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