Special parks to be developed to conserve Stork and reindeer in Uttar Pradesh: CM Yogi
Lucknow: Special parks should be developed for state bird stork and state animal reindeer in the dense forests of the state. Along with this, the forest department should work with a positive spirit to develop the forests of the state to further strengthen prospects for ecotourism. Cleanliness of the water bodies present in the forests and plantation campaign on their banks should be promoted on a large scale.
The Forest Department should identify such departments, which cause maximum damage to the environment and forest wealth. After this, how can their CSR funds be used for environmental protection?
Chief Minister Yogi inaugurated the Jalotsav month
Make an arrangement for this as soon as possible. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said these things during a program organized by the Forest Department. On this occasion, the Chief Minister flagged off the Hero Motor Corp. Ltd. motorcycle and scooty provided to the Forest Department from the CSR fund. During this, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the month of Jalotsav.
CM congratulates the sports team of UP Forest Department
Earlier, the Chief Minister interacted with the players who participated in the 26th All India Forest Sports Competition and received medals. In this national competition, the team of Forest Department of Uttar Pradesh has received 12 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze medals. The Chief Minister congratulated all the players while congratulating them on this achievement. CM Yogi also released the Coffee Table Book of Tree Plantation Mass Movement 2022 on this occasion.
Big responsibility of environmental protection on the shoulders of forest department
The Chief Minister said that the employees of the Forest Department have a big responsibility. The whole world is worried about what will happen to the earth, because environmental changes are being seen all over the world. In such times, taking the lead in environmental protection is the biggest necessity. It is the biggest need of today to save not only human beings but also the entire living world from the ill-effects of climate change.
More than 100 crore tree plantation in 6 years in UP
The Chief Minister said that 250 motorcycles and 35 scooties have been provided by Hero Motorcorp from the CSR fund for the protection of wildlife and wildlife. For the first time, I am seeing that the Forest Department is making such a huge use of CSR funds. It should be our endeavor that those who are harming the environment at any level, can use their CSR funds for the protection of the environment and wildlife.
CM Yogi said that in the last 6 years, more than 100 crore trees have been planted in the state, due to which the forest coverage of UP has increased. Along with this, the number of wildlife has increased in the forests of UP. The forests which were being continuously cut down have been controlled. Illegal mining has been banned. Concrete steps have been taken for the protection of wildlife at every level. Apart from this, other programs have also taken place, in which new sites are being built for tiger reserves and wetlands are being declared.
Run special campaign on Van Mahotsav
The Chief Minister said that Jalotsav month is being announced today. The Chief Minister said that thousands of nectar lakes were made in UP, where tree plantation work was done on a large scale. We can start this work regarding the reservoirs of the forest also. He urged that this time during the Van Mahotsav, a program of tree plantation should be started on a large scale on the banks of water bodies. We have to create new wetlands around Ganga and Yamuna. Forests have to be developed in the form of eco-tourism. Special parks should be developed in the midst of forests for the protection of the state animal Barasingha and the state bird Sarus. We have to take all these works forward with a positive spirit.
In this program organized by the Forest Department, Environment Forest Minister Arun Kumar Saxena, Minister of State KP Malik, Chief Secretary Durgashankar Mishra, Additional Chief Secretary Environment Forest Manoj Singh, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Mamta Sanjeev Dubey, Hero Motor Corp’s Rajesh Mukheja and Forest Department officials were present.