Centre To Save ‘Sunderbans’


Sunderban: Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan have assured the state government of all cooperation to save wildlife and Mangrove forest of the Sunderbans.

On the last leg of his visit to the Sundarbans, the Union science and technology and earth sciences Minister said this to the officials on Monday at Sudhanyakhali forest area.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan visited Sunderban Tiger Reserve Project Museum at Sajnekhali and paid a close look at the photographs, including some rare ones, displayed here.

The Union minister later visited Pirkhali, Sudhanyakhali, Dobanki, Netidhopani and other forest areas of Sunderban.

“The Centre is ready to assist all developmental activities in the Sunderbans, if the projects are sent to my ministry,” he said.

Presently at least 84 types of mangroves are available in the Sunderbans. Of these, 34 types are available at Sudhanyakhali area, which attract large number of tourists every year.

The minister also inaugurated a Conference-cum-Exhibition on “Connecting Solar Innovation with Entrepreneurship” in Kolkata.

He addressed innovators, entrepreneurs, academicians and industry and said India is working to achieve 100-GW Solar Energy by 2022.