Conservation of environment is pious duty of all citizens: Raman Singh
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 30-Jul-2017

Raipur, July 30: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that all sections of the society should participate in the conservation of environment. It is the pious duty of all to plant saplings and preserve them for future generations.

The Chief Minister was addressing National Green Tribunal (NGT) conference at Bhopal. The Environment Laws should be followed by all the citizens. He called upon the gathering to ponder over that a devotee feels purified after a dip in the river Ganges but all of them are polluting the Holy River. The citizens should make serious efforts to clean the rivers, canals and other water sources.

Dr. Raman Singh said that credit for 44 percent coverage of forests in Chhattisgarh should go to the Adivasis and forest-dwellers. The forests are the main source of livelihood for many.

While mentioning the Prime Minister Modi's 'Ujjwala' project Chief Minister said that five crore poor women will be freed from drudgery of cooking in coal-based ovens. The facility will save 20 crore trees every year. He stressed upon the Tissue culture technique to preserve the about to be extinct trees.

Also, Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of National Green Tribunal in preserving the environment clean- green all over the country.

It may be mentioned here that Chief Minister had earlier announced that about eight crore 02 lakh sapplings will be planted during the 'Harihar Chhattisgarh Afforestation Mega-Mission' this year.

Under Canal Afforestation Mission, Three thousand sapplings will be planted on one kilometer stretch on both sides of the Mahanadi main Canal. Various departments had been given targets.