PM, other G-20 leaders visit Mangrove forests


Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other G-20 leaders visited and planted Mangroves at the ‘Taman Hutan Raya Ngurah Rai’ Mangrove forests on the sidelines of G-20 Summit here on Wednesday.

Mangroves play an important role in global conservation efforts. India has joined the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC), a joint initiative of Indonesia and UAE under the Indonesian G-20 Presidency.

More than 50 mangrove species can be found spread over 5000 sq km in India.

India is placing emphasis on the protection and restoration of mangroves, which are rich sites of biodiversity and serve as effective carbon sinks, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

On 2nd day of G-20 Summit, the Prime Minister is scheduled to participate in the 3rd working session of the Summit on theme ‘Digital Transformation’.

As part of the G20 Summit agenda, two working sessions were held on Tuesday on ‘Health’ and ‘Food and Energy Security’.

Modi will also hold bilateral talks with various world leaders on sidelines of G20 Summit.

India is also set to formally take G-20 presidency from Indonesia in the handover ceremony later on Wednesday. India will host the annual G-20 Summit next year.