Published: Tuesday 30 June 1998

India, Pakistan and Nepal have called for regional cooperation to tackle environmental problems in South Asia. The subcontinent in South Asia is bestowed with immense natural resources, vast fertile plain land, thick forests and extended shoreline. Yet, water and air pollution, lack of proper and efficient management of resources, extending fallow lands and encroaching desert are some of the real hindrances in the process of development in the region, said Biplap Bhushan Basu, director of the Calcutta-based School of Fundamental Research.

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