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Keep environment safety in Concurrent List, Tripura CM urges Centre

IANS  |  Agartala 

Biplab has urged the central government to keep the conservation and protection of in the Concurrent of constitution instead of only in the Union List, an said on Saturday.

Addressing the 13th meeting of the standing committee of the (ISC) in on Friday, said: "Both Central and state governments are equally responsible for the conservation and protection of Hence, this subject must be kept in the Concurrent of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution instead of the Union only".

The said in forest-rich states like Tripura, there are comparatively lesser land availability for undertaking developmental activities such as agriculture and industrial activity.

"must be adequately compensated for their efforts to maintain and enhance forest cover in the state. The 15th must give adequate weight age to this factor while determining devolution formula of central funds to the states," a statement quoted him as saying.

In Delhi, after the ISC meeting, the met the Union Communications (Independent Charge) and raised the issue of the requirement of cost-effective and reliable in and assured to all the Gram Panchayats (GPs).

According to the release, Sinha told all which were not covered during the first phase of Bharat Net project (first phase covered about 85 per cent of the in the state) have been taken up in the second phase of the project and the is committed to completing this task at the earliest.

Deb also met Union Sports and and requested him to provide assistance to upgrade Gymnasium facilities at (NSRCC) in Agartala to match the international standards.

"The Chief Minister also requested the to provide some essential equipment in NSRCC as demanded by ace gymnast Rathore assured the full support of his ministry in this regard," the release added.

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First Published: Sat, May 26 2018. 14:58 IST
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