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CM iugurates Tawang NIC, calls for ecological balance

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent

ITAGAR, Feb 7: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday iugurated the ture Interpretation Centre (NIC) at Tawang, established and maged by the Forest Department.

While addressing a formal function, he said the objective of the centre is to help people develop a better understanding of ture and development of the area should not result in upsetting the ecological balance, said an official report.

“It is of paramount importance that the development should be of low-impact and not result in destruction of the ture,” he added. Thanking the Forest department for the initiative, Khandu suggested such NIC centres must be established in other districts too where there are huge forest covers. Such centres will enlighten people about ture conservation and help them admire its beauty and other benefits of ture. He further asked the department to identify more areas for development of similar forest parks in the town.

To meet the manpower shortage in the State, the Chief Minister directed the department to send a proposal to be cleared immediately in the cabinet. He further said the State Government has created several posts for the Tiger Protection Force, which will be filled from among unemployed local youths.

The Chief Minister also directed the department to develop its 32 forest guesthouses for development of tourism and suggested both the departments to work together on this matter. Earlier, Khandu visited the NIC exhibition centre that has information display on wild flora-fau and wetlands of Tawang district supplemented by audio-visuals facilities. The centre also has sections on wildlife, rhododendron species, flora, high-altitude lakes and Monpa culture.

The Chief Minister iugurated a forest park med ture Walk, adjacent to the NIC, for visitors to learn about trees, shrubs, flora and fau of the region. He suggested the department should also have facilities for bird-watching by planting fruit-bearing trees to attract birds. RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, local MLA Tsering Tashi and PCCF Omkar Singh also spoke on the occasion. Abbot of Tawang Mostery Tulku Gongkar Rinpoche, Brigadier MP Singh and others attended the iugural function, the report added.

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