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Press Trust Of India
Delhi, August 03, 2011
India is the third largest greenhouse gas emitter with its contribution standing at 5.3% behind countries like China and the USA, the Government said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. "As per current information available, the countries which are the largest contributor, in percentage term regarding greenhouse gas emissions are China 19.5%, USA 19.2%, India 5.3%, Russia 5.1%, Japan 3.6% and Germany 2.6%," environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan said.

In her written reply to CPI-M MP Susmita Bauri, Natarajan said the Government has taken steps to reduce the carbon emission intensity.

"India will endeavour to reduce emissions intensity of GDP by 20 to 25% in comparison to the 2005 level," she said narrating the programmes initiated by the Government to cut the emission.