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Environment protection a major challenge: Mehta

Stating that environment protection was a major challenge, Union Minister of State for Power Jaywantiben Mehta said the country could not progress at the cost of the environment.

india Updated: Jun 27, 2003 09:57 IST

Stating that environment protection was a major challenge, Union Minister of State for Power Jaywantiben Mehta on Thursday said the country could not progress at the cost of the environment.

Speaking after inaugurating the Greentech Safety award ceremony and national conference on safety, health and environment here, she said the country was the worshipper of nature.

+We produce electricity using natural resources like coal, oil and water. But we must ensure that no damage is done to the nature in this process+, she said.

The three-day conference has been organised under the auspices of Greentech foundation, an NGO engaged in dissemination of information about latest technology and encouragement of environment protection and safety at work places, an official release said.