Haryana to set up environment institute in Sohana

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Chandigarh, Feb 8 (UNI) The Haryana Forest Department in collaboration with the Swedish Government has proposed to set up an Indian Institute for Sustainable Development and Environmental Technology (IISDET) at Sohana in Gurgoan district.

Stating this here today, Haryana Forest and Tourism Minister Kiran Choudhry said that in a meeting with Sweden Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren and Sweden Ambassador Lars Olof Lindgren at New Delhi, various possibilities were discussed on areas of sustainable development, environment, agro forestry based CDM projects and for setting up of IISDET in collaboration with Swedish Government.

The Minister said that IISDET would house in the existing Natural Resource Management Centre of Haryana Forest Department.

''The centre is at the distance of 50 km from Delhi airport and spread in the area of 5 hectares with adequate land available for further expansion. It is well equipped with training and conference facility and has 20 rooms in its executive hostels. The centre would be further strengthened and has full potential to be developed into an international institute in collaboration with Swedish Government,'' Ms Choudhry said.


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