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Know about Indian Antarctic Bill?

As countries work to reach the Paris agreement goals, India steps up its climate change efforts.

As countries work to reach the Paris agreement goals, India steps up its climate change efforts. India recently passed a bill in Lok Sabha passed to allow India to conserve Antarctica’s delicate ecosystem. The bill attempts to demilitarise the region along with ending mining and criminal operations.

Indian Antarctic Bill 2022

It intends to harmonise India’s policies and regulations in Antarctica.
Since 12 countries signed the Antarctic Treaty in 1959 in Washington, 42 more have joined.
India ratified in 1985.

INDIAN ANTARCTIC AUTHORITY plans

According to the law, an Indian Antarctic Authority (IAA) will be established under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, which will serve as the ultimate decision-making authority for programmes and activities approved by the bill and offer a stable, transparent, and responsible framework for sponsoring and overseeing Antarctic research and expeditions.

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India’s antarctic project

India is in this  region for last 40 years.Goa’s National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research manages India’s 1981 Antarctic programme. In January, the country sent 43 scientists on its 40th Antarctic mission.

The 39th expedition team has been replaced , that had completed 27 scientific projects in the region, involving study on changing climate, earth’s crust evolution, ecological changes and conservation, terrestrial and near-shore ecosystems, observational studies, and polar technology.

Written by Reportic Team

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