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Himachal CM seeks power for diversion for forest land

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Chief on Saturday met of Environment, and Climate Change here and sought special powers for the state to allow diversion of land up to five hectares for development projects.

He said being a hill state, vast land in Himachal came under forests and delay in clearances from the often acted as hindrance in the pace of completion of projects, an official statement said.

"If this power is granted to the state, it will help executing developmental projects speedily," Thakur said.

He also told Javadekar that fell under the jurisdiction of his Ministry's regional office in Dehradun in Uttarakhand, which created delay.

He requested the to change the state's jurisdiction to Chandigarh, which was comparatively nearer and easier to approach.



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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 17:10 IST