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Updated: December 31, 2009 17:22 IST

Himachal has taken many steps to preserve ecology: Dhumal

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A file picture of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal.
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A file picture of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal.

Recognising the adverse impact of global warming in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday said that the State Government has initiated several steps for preservation of ecology and environment in the hill state.

Projected snowfall during Christmas and New Year had been eluding Himachal Pradesh and for the past few years, the state was experiencing dry winters. It was all due to the change in climate conditions and global warming, Mr. Dhumal said addressing a tribal sports meet at Solan.

The Chief Minister said that realising the issue of global warming, the state government has initiated various steps towards preservation of ecology and environment.

Besides imposing complete ban on green felling, use of plastic bag has been prohibited, he said.

Mr. Dhumal said there was a need to learn from tribals as how to protect the forest wealth and environment in a traditional way, as they were contributing for preservation of forest wealth and environment of the country.

More than 402 participating tribal sports-persons from 25 states attended the meet.


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