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New law for Chure conservation: Prez
Jun 17, 2015-
President Ram Baran Yadav has underscored the need to formulate relevant laws in order to protect the Chure region.
Addressing a programme organised to mark the Chure Conservation day at the riverbed of Jalabad River in Digambarpur of Dhanusha district on Wednesday, President Yadav said the government should table the bill to this effect in the parliament to conserve the Chure region.
He said the government should make the Chure conservation project permanent even through ordinance route if the current situation is not favourable to table the bill to this effect in the parliament.
Last year the government had initiated Chure-Tarai Madhes Conservation Development Committee under former Finance Secretary Rameshwor Khanal. Yadav expressed his doubts that the project could be cancelled at any time due to lack of laws.
Hinting at former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and Forest and Soil Conservation Minister Mahesh Acharya, President Yadav stressed on the need to formulate laws. He expressed his worry that the Madhes might be converted into a desert if rampant deforestation and supply of sands, stones and pebbles could not be stopped. “If we could save the biodiversity of Chure, there won’t be shortage of water and food grains,” he noted.
President Yadav also became sentimental talking about Jalabad, Jamuni, Rato and Kamala river, incluing several rivers in the area. “There are no water in these rivers,” President Yadav rued.
Meanwhile, inspecting the four kilometres embankment in Ratu River at Mahottari-Dhanusha, President Yadav said soil conservation is a way to preserve the whole country.
Published: 18-06-2015 08:03