Technology to protect forests

  • Javdekar call for electronic surveillance
  • Stresses on need to change Forest Acts

HYDERABAD: The Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Prakash Javadekar said that the forests should be protected using latest technology. Electronic surveillance, Pilot less arboretum, Satellites can be used effectively for this task, he said.

Speaking to the media after visiting Telangana State Forest Academy here on Friday, he informed that an interaction will be conducted with the walkers at the KBR Park on Saturday morning. “This kind of interactions will be continued as the public opinion is crucial in making the greenery in cities”, he said.

The minister expressed happiness over the maintenance of arboretum at the forest academy. Nearly 800- different verities of plants are available here. He said that with the steps taken by his ministry, the tigers’ population has increased.

During the interaction with the officer trainees at the academy, he said that there is a need to change in the existing forest acts. When the forest officers maintain good relations with the surrounding population of the forests, naturally its protection will be easy, he said. (NSS)

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