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B K Upmanyu | 12 Jun 2009


CENTRE GOVT HAS AGREED TO RELEASE THE STATE SHARE OF 362 CRORE  CAMPA FUND  TO THE HIMACHAL PRADESH .THIS DECISION WAS TAKEN IN A HIGH LEVEL MEETING BETWEEN HIMACHAL PRADESH CHIEF MINISTER PROFESSOR PREM KUMAR DHUMAL AND UNION MINISTER OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND FOREST SH JAI RAM RAMESH HELD IN PARYAVARAN BHAWAN NEW DELHI .
CHIEF MINISTER PROFESSOR  PREM KUMAR DHUMAL TOLD THAT  STATE GOVT WILL SET UP CAMPA AUTHORITY FOR UTILISATIONS OF THE FUNDS TO THE OPTIMUM LEVEL AND THE NOTIFICATIONS IN THIS EFFECT WILL BE MADE SOON . HE TOLD THAT ALL THE LEGAL AND PROCEEDURAL FORMALITIES IN THIS REGARD WILL BE COMPLETED IN TIME BOUND MANNER SO AS FUND COULD BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY .HE SAID THAT GOVT WILL ISSUE STRICT MODEL CODE FOR UTILISATIONS OF THE CAMPA FUNDS AND ITS UTILISATIONS WILL BE MONITORED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL TO ENSURE THE OPTIMUM USE OF THE FUND.
CHIEF MINISTER PROFESSOR PREM KUMAR DHUMAL TOLD THAT CENTRE GOVT HAS ALSO  AGREED IN PRINCIPAL TO SET UP "COLD DESERT BIO SPHERE RESERVE PARK" IN SNOW BOUND LAHAUL SPITI DISTRICT OF THE STATE AND  ADDED THAT AN INTERNATIONAL REPUTED SCIENTIFIC RESEARH INSTITUTE WILL CONDUCT IN DEPTH STUDY OF THE GLACIERS AND SNOW PEAKS IN THE  AREAS BORDERING TIBET TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL WARMING IN THE ENVIRONMENT. HE TOLD THAT CENTRE GOVT HAS ALSO AGREED TO PROVIDE SERVICES OF EXPERT CONSULTANTS TO FORMULATE THE PRE DETAILED PROJECT REPORTS OF VARIOUS PROJECTS .
CHIEF MINISTER PROFESSOR PREM KUMAR DHUMAL TOLD THE UNION GOVT THAT THE PLANTATIONS IN SNOW BOUND AND ABOVE SNOW LINE IS NOT FEASIBLE IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES AND THESE AREA SHOULD BE EXCLUDED WHILE COUNTING THE PERCENTAGE OF THE AFFORESTISATIONS IN THE STATE . HE ASKED THE CENTRAL GOVT TO FORMULATE A NATIONAL POLICY IN THIS DIRECTIONS SO AS TO BENIFIT  THE ENTIRE HILL STATES OF THIS COUNTRY .HE LISTED THE DIFFICULTIES BEING FACED BY THE STATE GOVT IN EXECUTING VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS DUE TO FOREST CONSERVATIONS ACT AND ASKED THE CENTRAL GOVT TO EXEMPT THE NATIONAL IMPORTANCE PROJECTS FROM THE PREVIEW OF THE SAID ACT . HE TOLD THE UNION MINISTER THAT WORK ON CONSTRUCTIONS FOR 252 DWELLING UNITS IN SHIMLA HAS BEEN HELD UP DUE TO THE SAID ACT AND THE STATE GOVT HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY SEEKING PERMISSION OF THE  FOREST AND CONSERVATION MINISTRY TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTIONS OF THESE UNITS .
HE TOLD THE UNION MINISTER THAT STATE WILL BE COMPETLELY FREE FROM THE PLASTICS BY AUGUST 15 AND SALE OF ALL TYPE OF PLASTIC BAGS WOULD BE BANNED IN THE STATE BY AUGUST 15,2009.
UNION MINISTER OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND FOREST SH JAI RAM RAMESH TOLD THAT ALL THE ISSUES OF THE STATE GOVT WILL BE SOLVED IN TIME BOUND MANNER AND THE STATE GOVT WILL BE PROVIDED LIBERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE BY CENTRE TO IMPLEMENT VARIOUS ONGOING PROJECTS IN THE STATE