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India National Preparations

In preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the Government of India established a National Preparatory Committee on 5 March 2001. The Committee is composed of representatives from concerned government Ministries. It will be Chaired by the Secretary of Environment and Forests.

Major groups, including NGOs, are also represented. Other participants, such as Industry and Citizens Groups will be involved at a later date for review and consultation.

In addition, India is undertaking a national review and assessment of progress in the implementation of Agenda 21, which is expected to be completed by April 2002. The Indian government is also launching three initiatives proposed by the Summit Secretariat to ensure greater participation of all partners.

The estimated timeframes for completion of these Initiatives is as follows: Other Preparatory activities include the Government of India's plans to hold painting, essay and quiz competitions on thematic issues. Exhibitions on two themes are also being firmed up.

Report on India's preparatory activities from the UNDP Sub - Regional Resource Facility (SURF) for Asia and the Pacific.

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Mr. Rajeev Kher
Tel: +91 11 4363956
Fax: +91 11 4363956
Mailing address: 414, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110003, INDIA

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