India to release emission inventory after 16 years

February 4th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) After a gap of 16 years, India will release its emission inventory in May this year, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Thursday.
“We will be releasing India’s emission inventory for 2007 around May 10 and will update it every two years. It will have data of how much of green house gases we are putting out in the atmosphere,” Ramesh told reporters.

An emission inventory is an accounting of the amount of pollutants discharged into the atmosphere.

As of now, there is official data till 1994 and soon we will have more updated information, the minister said.

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