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Plant 10 saplings for each tree felled: UP CM

Lucknow, Nov 5 (GCCurrentAffairs) In order to protect environment, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has come up with an unique idea of planting at least 10 trees for every one tree cut in the state capital.

Chairing the ninth meeting of the UP state wildlife Board here on Monday night, the Chief Minister said that a proposal should be made for setting up a Lion safari in Kukrail forest area of Lucknow, where the Forest department have a crocodile and tortoise breeding zone.

‘The Kukrial forest area should be made a tourist attraction zone, where along with the crocodile and tortoise, now a project for a Lion Safari should be started,’ the CM directed the Forest department officials.

He also mooted the idea of ‘One District, One eco-destination,’ on the lines of ‘One district, One product’.

“Every district should have one eco-destination for tourism, but hotels for the tourists should be constructed outside the forest zone,” he said.

Mr Adityanath also made it clear that strict action should be taken against permanent stay of tourists at one place in the forest area.

“The District Magistrates and other concerned officials should keep a close watch on the tourists, making sure that they don’t stay at one place for more than three days,” he added.

The CM also asked the Forest authorities to protect the wild animals, especially in Ranipur tiger reserve, due to the development works on Bundelkhand Expressway.

Via UNI-India

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