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The National Environment Policy is intended to be a guide to action: in regulatory reform, programmes and projects for environmental conservation; and review and enactment of legislation, by agencies of the Central, State, and Local Governments. . The policy also seeks to stimulate partnerships of different stakeholders, i.e.

A university of desert knowledge

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