MORIGAON: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday inaugurated a bio diversity park named Sahityarathi Lakhminath Bezbaroa Sahitya Monishi Upobon in the forest office campus of forest range officer at Manipur in Morigaon on Thursday.
This bio-diversity park is one such 24 bio diversity parks being set up by the Forest Department across 24 districts under CAMPA scheme. Six parks have already been set up, including the one in Morigaon. Each park covering an area of 2 to 3 hectare will be designed to preserve local medicinal plants and other varieties of flora.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal underlined the need to make the new generation aware about the importance of the protecting environment so that the problems like climate change and global warming could be addressed judiciously.
He said, "The State Government has been making concerted steps to preserve and protect biodiversity and pristine environment as the bio diversity parks being developed in the State are part of the State's novel agenda of protecting its environment." Referring to the State Government's commitment to planting 10 crore saplings, Sonowal said that considerable work had been done in this regard. He also urged upon the people of the State to take care of the saplings to contribute to the green coverage of the State.
Sonowal also complimented the Health Department for its exemplary services during the pandemic. He, at the same time, urged upon the people to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols assiduously so that the rising trend of positive cases of coronavirus could be reversed.
Earlier, Chief Minister Sonowal laid the foundation stone for the Middle Assam, Regional Office and Rural Eco Tourism-cum-Guest House of Assam Fisheries Development Corporation Limited at Charan Beel in Morigaon on Thursday. Sonowal also distributed saplings among the journalists and eminent citizens on the occasion.