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The religious leaders have decided to set a benchmark for using a range of products and services. The measures include creating awareness through endorsement of traditional food and promotion of sustainable lifestyle.
These plans will be developed and implemented over the next nine years - a timeframe chosen to encourage long-term planning.
Ranchor Prime, researcher on Hindu environmental issues said: "Food has always been at the heart of the Hindu way of life. Now with food, and especially the environmental cost of meat, right at the top of the global climate change agenda, Hindus feel they have something to say. One of their key concerns is to change public perceptions of the cow as simply a source of food."