Dehradun, June 28: Last week, Uttarakhand was declared ‘Open Defecation Free’ state which came during the time when the ruling party and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat celebrated their 100 days of the government. New schemes and policies have been coming in Uttarakhand lately after the new CM has started taking over the state single-handedly. Yesterday, CM Rawat announced the setting up a science city in the state.
Rawat asserted that the Science city would help in scientific temper within society. He also praised the science promotion activities undertaken by the regional science centre in Dehradun. CM Rawat also announced a meet on the same subject where all the CMs of the Himlayan states would be present to talk over a long term action plan. The meet is scheduled to take place on September 9, 2017. This meet will discuss the need for creating a balance between development and conservation.
Considering the growing climate change, Rawat also exhorted people to come forward towards the cause of environment conservation vis-à-vis climate change. He further said that the climate change in Indian Himalayas is not only a matter of grave concern for India but also for the globe.
Direct impact of climate change can be seen on water sources. The water level has been declining and seasonal fruits are getting ripened before time. Rawat appreciated the discussion over climate change and how even the politicians should now take it under consideration for a better future. Urbanisation and development is important but not at the price of climate preservation. It’s a grave concern for all the environmentalists and activists across the globe.