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Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy

Current context: A Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP), 2019 has been proposed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy 
  • The NREP envisions healthy environment (air, water and land), environmentally sustainable and equitable economic growth and restored ecosystems with rich ecology and biodiversity.
  • The Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy ensures resource efficiency for sustainable development by providing a collaborative framework for resource efficiency across all sectors in the country.
  • It aims to make an efficient use of natural resources available along with minimizing their negative effect on the environment.
  • It seeks to set up an authority with representations from different ministries, state/union territory, and other stakeholders namely National Resource Efficiency Authority (NREA).
  • NREA would function in making strategies for material recycling, reuse and land-filling targets for various sectors and monitor their implementation.
  • It plans to offer tax benefits to small and medium Enterprises (SMEs) on recycled materials along with green loans and soft loans to construct waste disposal facilities.

Question: 

Q.1 The Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP), 2019 has been proposed by which ministry?
a. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
b. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
c. Ministry of Earth Science
d. Ministry of Petroleum & Natural gas
Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy Reviewed by Neha Verma on August 21, 2019 Rating: 5

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