Friday, October 30, 2009

24 crores will be spent on Lion Conservation

24 crores will be spent on Lion Conservation
Divya Bhaskar
Briefly translated from Gujarati

Govt. had budgeted 40 crores for lion conservation of which 16 crores are spent and Govt. has further sanctioned balance 24 crores for the same. Lion poaching incidence is not repeated after April 2007 incidence due to severe patrolling and prompt action in punishing poachers. Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi has demanded more funds from central Govt. which is not sanctioned so far. But his state Govt. has already spent on staff recruitment, purchasing 50 jeeps, 200 motor – cycles, wireless sets, watch towers and night=vision cameras.

Shri Mangubhai Patel, Forest Minister declared that 10,000 of 17000 Open Wells have been protected in which corporates and NGOs also have participate. Regarding Ropeway project he said that Central Govt. Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh will come up with favourable solution.

Rope-way project is not rejected says Junagadh Mayor Capt. Satish Virda

News about rejection of rope-way project by central Govt. in response to concerns by environmentalists haas made public of Junagadh unhappy. Mayor Virda hence talked to central Govt – Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh and confirmed that the news was rumor he said that decision will be taken only after he and his team visits Junagadh to review the situation or damage to environment as stated by environmentalists.

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