Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A step towards protecting the Himalayan ecosystem

Reading Time: 2 minutesA conclave of Himalayan states will be attended by the Chief Ministers of the states of Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram and Nagaland, along with administrators and specialists. Vice President of Niti Aayog Rajiv Kumar will also be a part.
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The conclave will discuss methods to protect the Himalayan ecosystem from global warming, and water conservation measures to be adopted, besides working out an action plan for sustainable development in the Himalayan region and submitting its draft to Niti Aayog, an official release said.
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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said heads of the Finance Commission and Niti Aayog would also participate in the one-day conference in the hill resort of Mussoorie. It is not yet known who would represent Jammu and Kashmir.
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“The meeting would discuss the issues related to the Himalayan states as well as their solutions,” Rawat said. The conference would also take up the issue of a separate Himalayan policy which is a longstanding issue in these hill states.
Rawat said, “We will focus on solving the Himalayan states’ problems in the conclave. This conclave will pave the way for making financial resources available for the Himalayan states in the future.”
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“The Niti Aayog and the Finance Commission will also be able to accurately ascertain the ground realities in Himalayan states,” he said.

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