HP CM urges Center to clear projects for preserving state-resources
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today urged Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to grant clearances to his government's projects aimed at preserving the state's natural resources. In a meeting, Union Minister assured the Chief Minister that the Centre would give its full support to the efforts of the Himachal Pradesh government in this direction, according to a press release.
Cost of two projects is estimated at Rs. 1,644.32cr
Thakur said, "The state environment, science, and technology department had submitted two projects of an estimated cost of Rs. 1,644.32cr to the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry through NABARD." The Chief Minister added, "Rs. 1,125.32cr is for the project on water conservation and community management of natural water resources and Rs. 492cr is for climate-based forest management."
Three more projects of worth Rs. 57cr
Apart from this, three more projects of Rs. 57cr have been submitted. These include Rs. 20.49cr for a project to deal with the constant shrinking of glaciers in Parvati Valley. He said Rs. 19.92cr is proposed for a project to promote agriculture and horticulture in view of climate change in Banjar Valley and Rs. 17.34cr to conserve ecology balance by reducing pressure on forests.