Friday, January 07, 2011

Tiger & Terrain Trust holds meeting

TNN, Jan 8, 2011, 05.40am IST

LUCKNOW: Tiger and Terrain Trust held its meeting on Friday to discuss the recommendations of Billy Arjan Singh Memorial Convention held recently. The meeting discussed issues related to protection and conservation of tigers.

The main speakers who participated in the meeting included D Ranjit Bhargava, former president of the trust; G C Misra, president of the trust; Mini Narain, founder member of the trust, and Raghvendra Singh.

The main issues discussed in the meeting were related to diversion of railway tracks from Dudhwa National Park, restriction on the movement of heavy vehicles on state highway passing through Dudhwa, effective management of Suheli barrage, early implementation of work plan for Dudhwa National Park, putting solar fencing along the external border of the wildlife areas etc.

Union minister of state for corporate and minority affairs (independent charge) Salman Khurshid, who was the chief guest at the meeting, said that he would discuss these issues with Union minister for forests and wildlife Jairam Ramesh and request him to meet the members of Tiger and Terrain Trust so that steps could be taken for the early implementation of the suggestions of Billy Arjan Singh Memorial Convention.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Tiger-Terrain-Trust-holds-meeting/articleshow/7238683.cms

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