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India’s Action to Protect the Ozone Layer

The gradual thinning of earth’s ozone layer in the upper atmosphere caused by the release of chemical compounds from human activities and adverse impact of UV rays on various components of the environment was confirmed by scientists during 1974. The first international action was initiated in March 1977 and experts from 32 countries met in Washington DC to adopt the ‘World Plan of Action on the Ozone Layer’. ‘Assessment of Ozone Depletion and its Impact’ published in 1978 initiated, inter...

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