Panels to study Chure conservation issues

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Sep 11, 2014-

The Environment Protection Committee (EPC) of the Parliament on Thursday decided to form four sub-committees for detailed field study, field visits and monitoring of the Chure region and its natural resources.

The two-day meeting of the parliamentary committee chaired by Janak Chaudhary decided to form the sub-committees by September 15 to study various issues related to Chure conservation and recommend the government to come up with appropriate measures to protect the region spread over 36 districts.

Considering the vulnerability of the region to various natural disasters, rampant encroachment, excessive extraction of resources and deforestation, the sub-committees comprising lawmakers from major political parties will be involved in Chure conservation.

Similarly, the working committees would be formed under the sub-committees comprising representatives from the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation and Ministry of Urban Development.

“We want to come up with appropriate solutions to protect Chure and its resources and also recommend the optimum use of the resources,” Chaudhary said. Meanwhile, the President Chure Tarai Madhesh Conservation Development Committee is working to formulate a detailed conservation plan.

Published: 12-09-2014 09:09

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