Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur meets Union Minister for Environment

Apr 23, 2018 15:08 | Poltics

Urges for clearance of various projects of around 1700 crore

Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma ) 23/04/18

Himachal Pradesh  Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur,  met Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on Monday and urged him for sanctioning two major projects prepared by Himachal Pradesh Government to save its valuable natural resources in view of the climate change. This was disclosed in a press release issued here.

Union Minister assured the Chief Minister that Centre will full support to the efforts of Himachal Pradesh Government in maintaining forest and ecological balance and efforts will be made to provide technical and financial clearance for the projects submitted to the Centre by the State Government for this purpose after their detailed study.

Thakur told  Union Minister , “State Environment, Science & Technology department had submitted two projects of estimated cost of  Rs. 1644.32 crore to the Central Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change through National Agriculture & Rural Bank (NABARD). Among them, an ambitious project of Rs. 1125.32 crore was water conservation and community management of natural water resources and the second one of Rs. 492 crore was on climate based forest management.”

He added that apart from this, the approval of three more projects of Rs. 57 crore has been submitted under  National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change. These included Rs. 20.49 crore project to deal with the constant shrinking of glaciers in Parvati Valley in Kullu district and to deal with the potential danger of flood , Rs. 19.92 crore project to promote agriculture and horticulture in view of climate change in Banjar Valley of Kullu district  and Rs. 17.34 crore project designed to conserve  ecology balance by reducing pressure on forest by promoting cultivation of medicinal plants in Great Himalayan National Park Kullu.