Chief Minister: Our first duty is to protect forests and wildlife.

 



Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the Corbett Introduction Center, Nature Shop, canteen with state-of-the-art technology constructed at a cost of about 01 crore on Thursday, as per his scheduled program. Rawat paid obeisance at the memorial of the martyrs who sacrificed their supreme sacrifice in the service of Corbett Tiger Reserve by lighting a lamp and offering floral cycles and wreaths.
On this occasion, Rawat said that with the opening of the Corbett Introduction Center, the environment and wildlife lovers will get to know and understand the biodiversity of Corbett Park. He said that this center will work for the protection of forests and wildlife as well as to inspire the environment and wildlife lovers. Rawat asked everyone to be aware about the conservation and importance of biodiversity during the Wildlife Week being organized. Mr. Rawat said that as the attraction of the park increases, the responsibilities are also increasing. Local people have also done commendable work in conservation of wildlife. Rawat expressed concern over the increasing global warming and said that in order to keep our natural environment cycle sustainable, the people as well as the forest department will have to be aware of it. He said that forest fires cause fatal damage to forests and wildlife as well as to the environment, causing adverse effects on our environmental balance and making the environment unbalanced. We have to conserve, promote and protect forests from fire to maintain environmental balance.

Rawat said that 127 types of products are being made in Malaysia from resins and Lisa of Pirul which is considered to be a crisis and problem, 7 to 8 types of products are being made in Baijnath from Lisa and resins. Rawat said that charcoal and electricity are being produced from pine leaves. Rawat said that 207 people have been given work by one unit in the first phase in a 25 kW power generation unit from Pirul. As the capacity of the unit increases, employment will also increase.
Rawat said that Atal Ayushman Yojana has proved very effective in the field of health. More than two lakh people of the state have benefited under the Atal Ayushman Yojana, in which Rs 192 crore has been spent. Under the scheme, payments are also being made by the government to the respective hospitals within 1 week. Rawat said that instead of 175 hospitals under Ayushman Yojana, now more than 22 thousand identified hospitals in the country can go for treatment by showing golden cards to patients.
Shri Rawat said that the tourism zone in Garjia will come into existence very soon, in which 50 Gypsies and 50 Nature Guides will get employment opportunities along with providing employment to the regional public. The Chief Minister announced Chopra, Leti, Rampur village as revenue villages. He said that along with the conservation of tigers, Corbett Park will also be known that this is the same park where Prime Minister Narendra Modi had determined and resolved to take revenge and retaliation for the Pulwama terror attack which was retaliated by the army .

Releasing the census of tigers in Corbett Tiger Reserve, it was reported that the Tiger Rocky number in Corbett Tiger Reserve in the year 2018 was 231 which has increased to more than 252 in the year 2020.
MLA Banshidhar Bhagat, Director Corbett Tiger Reserve Rahul, gave their views on the program.

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