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Pala to attend COP 26 in Glasgow in November

Jhum cultivation, water pollution in mining areas to be flagged

Shillong, Oct 20: Congress MP Vincent Pala will raise the issues of jhum cultivation and purification of waterbodies polluted by mining effluents at the COP 26 Conference in Glasgow next month.
Pala will attend the COP-26 Conference as a member of the Parliamentarian Forum on Climate Change.
The Lok Sabha MP said he had seen the destruction that jhum cultivation caused to the environment during his travels by air. He added that nothing can be done as people have to survive.
The newly elected MPCC chief referred to alternatives to the traditional form of cultivation which the Mizoram government has designed.
He said he want to raise the issue of jhum cultivation so that farmers get financial support for alternate methods of sustenance.
On water pollution in the state owing to coal and limestone mining, Pala said, “I expect if we go for the conference to meet scientists who may have latest technologies which are at the same time affordable to the state. I am keen to get such information.”
Others from India who will participate in the conference are MPs Sanjay Jaiswal and Mithun Reddy.

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