China to curb farming near rivers in push to reverse water pollution – official

FILE PHOTO: FILE PICTURE: A farmer works on a polluted river in Shanghai, China, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will impose more curbs on agriculture and widen restrictions on industrial development in the next five years in a bid to protect scarce, already contaminated water supplies from further pollution, a government official said on Friday. The government is planning to restrict farming that encroaches on major rivers, restore wetlands and […]

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