“Nature, forest, wildlife and life complement each other. The government has also given importance to employment through forest creation and utilization of forest resources”.
This was said by Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha at the closing ceremony of the Wildlife Week celebration at the Jaychandpur High School grounds of Bilonia Subdivision under South Tripura District.
The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over the organization of sports and painting competitions among students to celebrate the Wildlife Week.
He said, by doing this, students will have an idea about forest and wildlife conservation.
Cooperatives Minister Shuklacharan Noatia, MLA Swapna Majumder, MLA Mylayu Mog, Principal Secretary Forest Department KS Shetty and others were present at the closing ceremony.
Chief Minister Professor (Dr.) Manik Saha said on the occasion that Tripura has 73 percent forest land. The forests of our state were once home to various species of wildlife and birds. Several of its animals are now extinct. This is due to deforestation. So not only should we survive ourselves, but we also have to protect the forest and wildlife.
According to him, the government is organizing bison festival, Hornbil festival, festival for migratory birds every year for wildlife conservation. Also tree plantation is being done with emphasis on afforestation. Not only that, the government has also given importance to employment through forest creation and utilization of forest resources.
The Chief Minister said that the government is making tourist centers attractive. Tourists from home and abroad are coming to the state. Former Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly has been roped in as the brand ambassador for Tripura’s tourism development. This will spread the tourism centers of the state in the country and abroad.
He said that educational trips should be taken with students to other tourist centers including Trisna Sanctuary , Butterfly Park. The current state government has introduced e-Assembly, e-Cabinet, e-Office for conducting transparent administration.
The Chief Minister inaugurated the e-office in South Tripura district.