by VR Sreeraman on  August 7, 2009 at 4:23 PM Environmental Health
 India Plans to Launch Satellite To Study Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
India has plans to launch a satellite to study the impact of the greenhouse gas emissions in the country.

Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday informed in Rajya Sabha, dscussions on the project, estimated to cost 300 crore rupees, are going on with the scientists in Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and other agencies,

Ramesh informed Japan and Europe have launched such satellites.

The Minister of State while replying to a debate on the working of his ministry, said the members that a study has shown that the thick forest cover in India is able to absorb 10 per cent of carbon sink every year and New Delhi should get credit for this at international level.

Ramesh reiterated India's stand on carbon emissions and ruled out acceptance of setting up carbon emission goals by developed nations at the Copenhagen summit to be held in December this year.

Source: ANI

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