No mining activities: Jairam Ramesh

The 20 pc forest area in the nation will be increased to 30 pc through green India revolution

Speaking to mediapersons after visiting the prominent rehabilitation centre in Asia, Bhadra Rehabilitation Centre at M C Halli near here, Ramesh said that he was not aware of High Court verdict allowing mining activities at specified forest regions. However, he made a mention of Supreme Court verdict which prevents mining activities by private people.

“The 20 per cent forest area in the nation will be increased to 30 per cent through ‘Green India’ revolution, Ramesh said adding that a green revolution will be launched by planting sapplings, opening nurseries and creating plantations in the nation.
“I would not like any projets which pollute forest and water. All rivers, ponds and other water resources will be developed. Special emphasis will be given for the prevention of climatic variations,” he said. Forests in the Ghats of Karnataka will also be developed, he added.

Chief Conservator of Forest Wild Life Division B K Singh, Tiger Project Director Rajesh Gopal and Deputy Conservator of Forest Mysore Wild Life Division Yathish Kumar were present.

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