International symposium on environmental issues begins

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Dumka, Sep 29 (UNI) Scientific Advisor to Prime Minister Office P B Dehadrai said preservation of enviroment has now become a major concern for all and scientists in the country should consider it as their primary priority.

He said this after inaugurating the two-day international symposium on 'Recent advances in contemporary biology and environmental issues and sustainable development', here today. More than 150 scientists are likely to present their research paper here.

Mr Dehadrai expected that continuous effort on preservation of environment would also lead to sustainable development.

Referring to efforts adopted by Bihar and Orissa governments in fishery Mr Dehadrai said that both the states were trying to increase their produce.

He said that Bihar government had already exempted trade from tax ambit to promote the fishery sector.

Elaborating on construction of ponds and check dams in the state, he said no positive steps had yet been taken by the state government to promote fishery.

Other prominent persons present in the inagural session included SKMU Vice Chancellor Victor Tigga, Pro VC Arbind Kumar, Professor Christian Urichs from Germany, M A Kabir from Malayasia, Professor H L Harbi from Saudi Arabia and D K Sreshtha from Nepal Tribhuwan University.

UNI

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