“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people! Deforestation is biggest sin”
After the incumbent of the office as a Prime Minister with an agenda and motive of ‘acche din’, except the increasing number of visits to the different nations and additions of various different taxes in the bills of the Indians, we Indians are still in high hopes of getting some good decisions taken for the “Humans Of India” to make some impression for all the problems the nation is facing its area of economy, transportation and road issues to the various environmental issues. To that matter we don’t want to forget the estimate of India losing much of its forest area to the hand of 23,716 industrial projects.
India’s forests now cover only 21.34% of the country. In that darkness and fathom, Norway by all means has become an inspiration for all those people and nations who have been too much into the issues like handling the parliament well, and maintaining the quorum of the house or for that fact discussing the issue of tolerance by making it an important subject of the nation where there are ‘N’ number of trees being cut and the seasons are not coming on time to bless this India , the land of Gods & Goddesses.
We at Stylewhack are not at all an anti to that fact if anything like a pinch of notion arises in your head regarding us being the “chamchas” of any national parties for that matter, the point is we are concerned, and happy for some place in this world has taken this step which is more than ‘something’ and better than anything.
Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged on May 26 that the government’s public procurement policy will be deforestation-free. Any product that contributes to deforestation will not be used in the Scandinavian country. The pledge was recommended by Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and Environment as part of the Action Plan on Nature Diversity. Rainforest Foundation Norway was the main lobbying power behind this recommendation and has worked for years to bring the pledge to existence.
Nils Hermann Ranum, head of policy and campaign at Rainforest Foundation Norway, said in a statement: “Over the last few years, a number of companies have committed to cease the procurement of goods that can be linked to the destruction of the rainforest… Until now, this has not been matched by similar commitments from governments. Thus, it is highly positive that the Norwegian state is now following suit and making the same demands when it comes to public procurements.”
This is not Norway’s first effort to kerb deforestation. In 2008, the country gave Brazil — home to 60 percent of the Amazon forest — $1 billion to help fight deforestation. In the years that followed, Brazil succeeded in slashing deforestation by 75 percent.
Let’s hope for our best future for India.