Japan Agency To Fund Himachal Environment Protection

Japan delegation meets Chief MinisterShimla: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has come forward to fund environment protection and clean energy generation activities in all districts, especially at places of tourist interest.

This was revealed by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal after a meeting with a delegation of Japan International Cooperation Agency, Padeco, Japan today that was led by Louis Berger Group.

S Majumdar, director Louis Berger Group, said that a feasibility study of the entire region would be carried for the proposed project, which would be sanctioned by the Japan International Cooperation Agency on recommendation of the Indian government.

After implementation, local communities would be associated with the project activities who would be caretakers for sustaining the future programs.

Separate projects for forest, clean energy, solid waste management, water management etc. could be formulated so that entire environmental activities were covered, said Majumdar.

Welcoming the environment protection and clean energy generation project funding proposal of Japanese Government, chief minister Dhumal said implementation of the project would give momentum to all environment protection activities.

He let the visiting delegation know that that green felling of trees had been banned decades ago in the state and the governments’ initiative to ban usage of plastics for daily activities was finding support from the people.

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