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India & Norway signed first joint initiative to combat Marine Pollution



India & Norway signed the first joint initiative to combat Marine Pollution: Details, Aim, Significance, Highlights

India signed a letter of intent with Norway to fight marine pollution on Monday, 12 Feb 2019 and establishes the India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative.
Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) signed the letter establishing the initiative with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Additional Secretary, MoEFCC, Mr. Anil Kumar Jain and Norway’s Ambassador to India, Mr. Nils RagnarKamsvag signed the joint initiative.

A statement from the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM)revealed that this is the first joint initiative under this partnership and India-Norway Marine Pollution will fight the fastest growing environmental concern, which is marine pollution.

In January 2019, during the Norwegian Prime Minister’s visit to India, India, and Norway had signed a MoU and established the India-Norway Ocean Dialogue, in order to work more closely on oceans.


Capital: Oslo

Currency: Norwegian Krone

National Languages: Norwegian, Sami

Prime Minister: Erna Solberg


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