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‘Conservation of Chure crucial’
Nov 1, 2018-
Former President Ram Baran Yadav has said that it is incumbent upon all three levels of the government to conserve Chure forests.
Deforestation of Chure forests is a national problem which can only be addressed if local, provincial and central governments worked together, Yadav said at an interaction in Janakpur on Tuesday. “Development should not be an excuse for stripping down forest covers,” the former President said.
Chure region, according to Yadav, has undergone massive degradation in the name of infrastructure development projects.
Encroachment of forest areas for farming and habitation purposes, extraction and mining of resources have also threatened Chure, Yadav said.
“People living in the Chure region should be encouraged to plant trees and conserve their forests. Likewise, the concerned local governments should strictly monitor the forests in their region to make sure that no trees are being felled. The local governments should also regulate mining of construction aggregates.”
Noting that deforestation and resource exploitation were causing water scarcity and inviting disasters like landslides in the Chure region, Yadav suggested planting new trees, controlling forest encroachment and stopping illegal
extraction of construction aggregates from rivers as crucial steps towards Chure conservation.
Published: 01-11-2018 07:37