GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday inaugurated a bio diversity park named Sahityarathi Lakhminath Bezbaroa Sahitya Monishi Upobon at forest office campus of forest range officer at Manipur in Morigaon district.
This bio-diversity park is one such 24 biodiversity parks being set up by the Forest Department across 24 districts under CAMPA scheme. Six parks have already been set up including the one in Morigaon. Each park covering an area of 2 to 3 hectare will be designed to preserve local medicinal plants and other varieties of flora.
Sonowal said that the state government has been making concerted steps to preserve and protect biodiversity and pristine environment as the bio diversity parks being developed in the state are parts of the state’s novel agenda of protecting its environment.
Referring to State government’s commitment to planting 10 crore saplings, Sonowal said that considerable work has been done in this regard. He also urged upon the people of the state to take care of the saplings to contribute to the green coverage of the state.
Sonowal also said, “Human are the biggest degraders of nature. Therefore, his government has been taking steps to instil the spirit of love for environment among the younger generation”. He also underlined the need to make new generation aware about the importance of the protecting environment so that the problems like climate change, global warming etc can be addressed to judiciously.
Earlier, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for Middle Assam, Regional Office and Rural Eco-Tourism cum Guest House of Assam Fisheries Development Corporation Limited at Charan Beel in Morigaon.