India-Germany Agreement on ‘Cities Combating Plastic Entering the Marine Environment’
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations
- The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India and German Federal Ministry of Environment signed an agreement on Technical Cooperation titled ‘Cities Combating Plastic Entering the Marine Environment’.
- The project’s outcomes are in line with the objectives of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban focusing on sustainable solid waste management and India’s vision to phase out single use plastic by 2022.
- This project is envisaged on the outlines of the Joint Declaration of Intent regarding cooperation in the field of ‘Prevention of Marine Litter’ signed between India and Germany in 2019.
- Aim: Enhancing practices to prevent plastic entering the marine environment.
- It will be undertaken at the national level, selected states (Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar Islands) and in the cities of Kanpur, Kochi and Port Blair for a period of 3.5 years.