Rawat instructs DMs to work for environmental conservation
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced that summer capital Gairsain will have an e-Vidhan Sabha. He said this in a video conference with district magistrates on the occasion of World Environment Day.
Rawat said that the state government has already started e-cabinet. With the state government deciding to turn its offices into e-offices, 17 offices have been turned into e-offices so far. The attempt is to make all offices upto the block level e-offices, he said.
He said that wide-spread tree plantation will be carried out while maintaining social distancing on the occasion of Harela. He directed the DMs to lay special focus on public participation in this tree plantation stressing on the requirement of public cooperation for making any campaign successful. Rawat also directed all DMs to work for revival of rivers, Naulas (traditional water sources) and other water sources. The state government has set the target of mission Rispana to Rishiparna and revival of the Kosi. A project report has been prepared by IIT Roorkee for the Rispana project. Work will be undertaken on mission mode on this project, he added.
Forest and Wildlife minister Harak Singh Rawat said that Uttarakhand has an important contribution in maintaining the biodiversity of India.The state contains about 28 per cent of the nation’s biodiversity, he said, adding that the state’s biodiversity affects not only the nation but the whole world. The minister stressed on the need for humans to maintain environmental balance while moving forward.
Officials informed in the meeting that a city forest ‘Anand Van’ is being developed at Jhajra on the outskirts of Dehradun city. The Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board is preparing a district level pollution control management plan for each district. Various officials concerned were also present in the meeting.
Earlier, the CM planted saplings at the CM residence. Jamun, mulberry, Bel and fig saplings were planted on the occasion.
Saturday, 06 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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