Himachal Wildlife board for mix of wildlife preservation and dev projects


Shimla: Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur today said the wildlife must be conserved at any cost but at the same time it must also be ensured that developmental works do not hamper due to various issues related to wildlife areas.

He also directed the officers to ensure time bound clearances for proposed construction of Thunag-Pajut-Lambasafar-Chilamgad-Shikaridevi road. He said that this would give a big boost to tourism development in the area. He said that a concrete plan must be prepared for conservation of rare himalayan species of animals and birds.

It was decided in the meeting that matter regarding expansion of grain based distillery and co-generation power plant at industrial area Sansarpur Terrace in Kangra district by M/s Premier Alcobev Private Ltd may be recommended to National Board for Wildlife.

The Wild Life Board also gave its approval for diversion of 0.0375 hectare of forest land for construction of helipad at Nagasti by ITBP authorities within Rakchham-Chhitkul Wildlife Sanctuary  and recommended the same for National Board for Wildlife.