Stating that India is facing a challenge of sustaining its rapid economic growth while dealing with threat of climate change globally, chief minister Virbhadra Singh said that a comprehensive strategy was required along-with adaptation to the climate change besides enhancing the ecological sustainability. “Apart from floods and disasters, we are witnessing climate change every day in the country. Himachal is no exception to it,” he said.
“If the global warming keeps such a pace the agriculture production in the country can go down to 4 percent by 2030,” he added. He said that it is Himachal that caters to water and power needs of maximum other northern regions of the country and any adverse impact of climate change will not only affect the state but the people of northern region as well.