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Balance between development and conservation: Sarkar

Written by: Staff

Agartala, Sep 10 (UNI) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has stressed upon the urgent need for a balance between development and conservation of the environment.

Speaking at a seminar on 'Environmental Management in Developing Countries' here yesterday, Mr Sarkar said there should be synchronisation of development and conservation of nature.

The chief minister said the NGOs and government agencies should work together and sort out the present environmental problems.

Accusing the developed countries of over utilization of natural resources, Mr Sarkar said green house effects and global warming are the prime cause of the environmental crisis.

Mr Sarkar further urged the scientists and the policy makers to find out ways to improve the deprived communities of the state and congratulated the forest department's effort to start Joint Forest Management for the benefit of the tribals of the state.

''Tripura can show path to the other states for the protection of environment as the government has taken several initiatives in this regard,'' said Mr Sarkar.

Dr R P Vajpayee, Vice Chancellor of Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hissar, Haryana said the world is drying up everyday due to rise in mercury levels and ecological imbalances.

Dr Vajpayee said with a two degree rise in temperature last year, the agricultural production has reduced substantially in many parts of the country.

He further said the need of the hour is to produce temperature resistant plant varieties through biotechnological methods.


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