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    BJP promises measures to combat climate change

    New Delhi (IANS): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday promised to undertake steps to combat climate change if voted to power in the coming elections. Highlights of the environment protection policies mentioned in its manifesto:

    -- Combating climate change and global warming through non-polluting technologies will be prioritised.

    -- Importance given to programmes to arrest the melting of Himalayan glaciers from which most major rivers in North India originate.

    -- Protect and promote forests and afforestation.

    -- Take all appropriate steps to save tiger, the national animal, and safeguard critical habitats of all wildlife.

    -- Emphasis to be laid on protecting India's biodiversity.


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