On World Environment Day today, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has announced the revival of ponds and other water bodies in the state within one year. To address climate change, the hill state will also start climate budgeting.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat. Photo: Twitter
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has announced the revival of ponds and other water bodies in rural areas of the hill state within a year.
He also said climate budgeting will be started in the state from next financial year 2022-23 to address issues related to climate change.
While planting a tree at his residence today, Rawat also appealed to the citizens of the state to make an important contribution towards environment protection by planting one tree each.
“Protection of the environment is a matter related to the life of a common man. Protection of the environment is our collective responsibility,” the chief minister was quoted as saying.
This year the theme of World Environment Day is restoration of the ecosystem. “By planting trees and protecting the environment under ecosystem restoration, we have to pay special attention towards reducing the increasing level of pollution and reducing the increasing pressure on the ecosystem,” said CM Rawat.