PANAJI: Union Minister for State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey today announced to digitize the Biodiversity Registers across India.
Choubey was addressing the celebration of International Day of Biodiversity & Launch of People’s Biodiversity Register in the capital.
Recording biodiversity through People’s Biodiversity Register will help us meet the challenges of the future. We are converting these biodiversity registers into electronic documents soon,” said MoS Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey
If we protect the environment, the environment in return will protect us. If we don’t give back as much as we take from the environment, the balance in nature will be destroyed and we will have to face natural disasters. If nature survives, we survive and the earth survives.”
Referring to Millets the Minister further added, “The whole world is attracted to millets today because of India’s initiative. Through a mass movement we have to increase the knowledge, demand and supply of millets. We need to create a mass movement and take the knowledge of millets to common man.” The Minister gave the mantra of ‘Nature, Culture and Literature towards a bright future.
Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. Ms. Leena Nandan stated, “Today is a day we acknowledge that our lives are largely dependent on biodiversity.
Minister for Forests, Government of Maharashtra, Shri. Sudhir Mungantiwar also addressed the gathering through a video message.
Two publications of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change namely, ‘Biodiversity Heritage Sites of India‘ and ‘Other Effective Area Based Management’ were released by the dignitaries on the occasion.
Meanwhile, PWD Minister Nilesh Cabral said that within the next four-five years, we will revive the bundh system in Goa