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Sectoral consultations on emission cut targets begin

delhi Updated: Jan 10, 2010 14:58 IST

The government has begun consultations with the automobile and other industries for fixing their emission reduction targets within the next two months in line with the Copenhagen Accord among select countries, including India.

The Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Ministry has been asked to engage the largest polluting industries like the automobile and cement, giving them the emission cut targets, a senior official told PTI.

Similar advisory has also gone to several other ministries such as transport, power and agriculture for determining the pollution limits for different sectors.

"Very shortly, the sector-wise allocation of reduction will emerge," he said.

He said consultations with the automobile industry have already begun. Fixing the pollution threshold involves "data collection and their extrapolation depending on the technology", he said.

The Planning Commission has also constituted an expert group headed by prominent economist Kirit Parikh to prepare a strategy for making the country's economy low carbon intensive.