Tuesday, 7 April 2015

A Report on Conference of State Environment and Forest Ministers

Dhirendra Kumar
News Curator and Moderator
Indian Botanists
A two days conference of State Environment and Forest Ministers was held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 6-7th April 2015. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the conference and said, India, which has had a long tradition of living in harmony with nature, should lead the global fight against climate change.
The Conference was attended by 34 State Ministers of Environment and Forest, as well as 340 senior State government officials from Environment and Forest and Urban Development. Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Shri Nripendra Mishra and Cabinet Secretary, Shri Ajit Seth were among those present on the occasion.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Union Agriculture Minister Emphasised the Need for Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern Region of the Country.

Inaugurating a workshop on “Agriculture Scenario in Eastern India, Review and Future Prospects”, in Pusa, New Delhi today, Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that Proper care has to be taken by balanced usage of fertilisers in bringing 2nd Green revolution, particularly in eastern region of the country. He emphasised that indiscriminate use of the urea and chemical fertilisers may be avoided. He underlined the importance of organic farming taking into consideration the ecological aspects.