Minister Li Ganjie presided over the third session of the ministerial affairs meeting this year, which considered and adopted in principle the Measures for the Soil Environment Management of Agricultural Lands (on trial) (draft).
The meeting noted that healthy soil environment provides a safe net for farm produce and is the bedrock of a safe living environment. The soil environment protection confronted huge pressure, especially in agricultural lands. Therefore, the Measures will be of great significance to strengthening the supervision and management of soil environment in the agricultural lands, protecting the soil environment, controlling the risks, and ensuring the safety of farm produce. The meeting decided that the Measures be released as a departmental regulation of MEP and Ministry of Agriculture.
Moreover, the meeting stressed that the measures shall be complementary with the soil pollution control action plan and law, and the environmental protection department should collaborate closely with the agricultural and other departments in the further polishing, release, and implementation of the Measures.
Vice Ministers Zhai Qing, Zhao Yingmin, and Liu Hua presented at the meeting.
Director Generals of the internal departments attended the meeting.
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