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    French minister Barbara Pompili to travel to Kaziranga National Park

    The French Development Agency has been providing financial and technical assistance to the Park to support biodiversity conservation efforts.

    GUWAHATI: France’s ecological transition minister Barbara Pompili to visit Assam’s Kaziranga National Park (KNP) during her five-day India visit to deepen Indo-French ties on sustainable development.

    She will will begin her visit on Thursday.

    India and France will sign two agreements on renewable energy and urban mobility during a five-day visit to India by a key member of President Emmanuel Macron’s government to bolster bilateral cooperation on sustainable development.

    As per sources, the minister will visit IIT Guwahati also besides the Park in the state.

    KNP, one of the sites of the Assam Project on Forest and Biodiversity Conservation (APFBC). The French Development Agency (AFD) has been working with Assam since 2012, providing financial and technical assistance to the Park to support biodiversity conservation efforts, sustainable management of forests and creation of alternate livelihoods for forest-dependent communities.

    She is also slated to meet local communities that have benefited from skill development programmes to develop alternative livelihoods.

    At the IIT-Guwahati, Pompili will interact with researchers of the Centre of Excellence-Sustainable Polymers, credited with developing India’s first biodegradable plastic.

    Besides, she will also travel to Surat for discussions with Indian and French players involved in smart mobility and sustainable urban development projects.

    Pompili is the second senior French minister to visit India amid the pandemic. Defence minister Florence Parly traveled to India last September to attend a ceremony marking the induction of the first batch of French-made Rafale combat jets into the Indian Air Force.

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