New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will inaugurate the two-day conference of State Environment and Forest Ministers here.

The conference is seen as a final step of consultations and taking states on board before bringing amendments in the existing green laws.

The state environment ministers and officials will brainstorm on proposed changes in the six environment laws apart from reflecting upon simplification of existing processes and ensure strict compliance of green norms.

A comprehensive National Air Quality Index to inform people about air quality will also be launched during the event.

The six laws that govern environment, forest and wildlife related issues are Environment Protection Act, Forest Conservation Act, Wildlife Protection Act, Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, Air Prevention and Control of Pollution Act and Indian Forest Act.

The first day of the conference will have two sessions each on 'Waste to Wealth' and 'Ease of doing business and TSR report'.

A copy of the latest Tiger census report will also be presented to the Prime Minister during the conference.


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