‘Chure will become a desert if not conserved’

- POST REPORT, Siraha
‘Chure will become a desert if not conserved’

Dec 4, 2014-President Ram Baran Yadav has warned that the Chure range would soon turn into a desert if not conserved on time, adding that adequate efforts both at national and local level is needed to avoid Chure degradation.    

Expressing sadness over the failure of the government in protecting the fast denuding Chure range, the President said that the rampant destruction of Chure has been having a direct environmental impact in the Tarai districts, causing, for instance, underground water level to recede fast.

Addressing a programme titled observation of ‘Rastrapati Chure Conservation Plan’ organised by the Rastrapati Tarai Madhesh Chure Conservation Development Committee (RTMCCDC) in the district on Thursday, President Yadav also expressed his worry over the lack of water sources and firewood including decreasing agriculture products in the Tarai as a result of rapid Chure degradation. He also directed the RTMCCDC to conserve the Chure range in close coordination with the local communities.

Earlier, President Yadav had inspected photos featuring Chure area encroachment, timber smuggling and tree plantation at a programme organised by Rautahat District Soil Conservation Office.

During the programme, District Forest Officer Baburam Bhandari drew the attention of the president towards conserving the Chure. President Yadav also held interaction with local people and urged them to help in the conservation efforts in Chure area and its development.

Published: 05-12-2014 09:17

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