Uttar Pradesh Forest Corporation to act as nodal agency for cleaning rivers passing through forest areas

Lucknow: A meeting was organized under the chairmanship of  Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department Arun Kumar Saxena regarding cleanliness of rivers passing through the forest areas of the state etc.

In the 15th meeting of the Council held on 17.10.2023 under the chairmanship of Uttar Pradesh President Uttar Pradesh State Wildlife Council, in view of the problem of increasing silt and floods in the rivers, it was suggested to take action so that the erosion in various villages can be minimized. -At the same time, forests and wildlife can be protected.

In continuation of that action, under the chairmanship of the Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department, a meeting was organized  regarding the cleanliness of the rivers passing through the forest areas of the state etc.

After discussion in the meeting held, it was decided that Uttar Pradesh Forest Corporation should be nominated as the nodal agency for the work like cleaning of rivers passing through forest areas etc. For this, Uttar Pradesh Forest Corporation will do the work through the Forest Department. The proposal will be sent to the government.

In the meeting,  SK Sharma, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Department,  Anjani Kumar Acharya, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Wildlife,  Anupam Gupta, Managing Director of 3000 Forest Corporation as well as officials of Environment and Mining Department were also present.

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