After temples, its time for hotels to say 'no' to plastic

Herbarium and Botanical garden will be set up in Pilikula

Students explaining their science model to District in-charge Minister Krishna J Palemar, MLA Abhayachandra Jain at District-level science exhibition and children's science conference  held at Pilikula onFriday. DH photo

Speaking at the inauguration of District-level science exhibition and children's science conference organised by Science and Technology Department, Zilla Panchayat and Department of Public Instructions in association with Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat, Pilikula Regional Science Centre Society here at Pilikula, he said it is difficult to ban use of plastic all of a sudden. It may take six months to one year, to see the result of the ban.
“Use of plastics will be banned in all the parks including Pilikula. This will help in maintaining cleanliness along with protecting environment,” he added.

Herbarium and Botanical garden will be set up in Pilikula at the cost of Rs 3 crore. Herbarium will help the researchers and scientists make a study on plants, he added.

Pilikula Nisargadhama Executive Director J R Lobo said the work on Regional Science Centre at the cost of Rs 9 crore is under progress in Pilikula. Zilla Panchayat President Santhosh Kumar Bhandary presided.

Science expo

The topic for the science exhibition was ‘role of science and technology in life.’ The students who had won taluk-level science exhibition participated in the science expo.

The students had displayed models on tele-medicine, conservation of environment, solar cooker etc.

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