Children up to 18 years will get free walk-in Uttarakhand

Children up to the age of 18 years will get free walks in all the Tiger Reserves, National Parks, Zoos, Conservation Reserves, and Nature Parks in the state.

Children up to 18 years will get free walk-in Uttarakhand

Children up to 18 years will get free walk-in Uttarakhand

Children up to the age of 18 years will get free walks in all the Tiger Reserves, National Parks, Zoos, Conservation Reserves, and Nature Parks in the state. This announcement was made by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on the occasion of the inauguration of Wildlife Week in Doon Zoo on Friday. He also announced the launch of the CM Young Eco Preneur Scheme in the state. Under this, one lakh youth will be given self-employment by connecting them with forests.

The Chief Minister said that about 45 crore youth across the country are expected to benefit from the free entry of children up to the age of 18 years. Along with this, the tourism of the state will also increase. He said that any child who goes here for a free walk, will become our brand ambassador and take our plans to other people. This will increase tourism in the state.

He said that one lakh youth would be linked with self-employment by imparting training in wildlife photography, trekking, nature guide, etc. He also appealed to the people to save the forest and wildlife. Forest Minister Dr. Harak Singh said that it is the responsibility of all of us to save the forest and its wealth. The way we are continuously progressing in the matter of wildlife in the country is a matter of great happiness. However, we have to make more efforts.

Industries Minister Ganesh Joshi said that we have to spread the message of wildlife conservation to the people by not doing programs just for show. During this, the CM and the Forest Minister also released Banj Forest Poster, Birds of India Coffee Table Book, E-Book, Common Butterfly of Uttarakhand, and Poisonous Snake Book of the State. Zoo Ranger Mohan Rawat said that many competitions including puppet shows, animation movies, painting, mobile photography, face painting will be organized in the zoo for tourists from one to seven. There will also be free entry for children.

Principal Secretary Forest Anand Vardhan, PCCF Rajiv Bharti, PCCF Wildlife Anoop Malik, Chief Wildlife Warden JS Suhag, Special Secretary to CM Dr. Parag Madhukar Dhakate, Zoo Director PK Patro, DFO Rajiv Dhiman, Kahkashan Naseem, Ranger Dr. Uday Gaur, Rakesh Negi, and Jitendra Gusain were present along with others.

They will give notice for 15 lakhs soon after the martyrdom of forest workers

During the program, the CM also announced free entry in the parks for the families of forest workers. To which there was applause. Suddenly Forest Minister Dr. Harak Singh stood up and started saying something to the CM. There was complete silence there. The Forest Minister said that on the death of policemen, their families get Rs 15 lakh. Whereas forest workers work at higher risk. There have been many martyrs in the last few years. For a long time, there has been a demand to give Rs 15 lakh to their families as well. But to date, no action has been taken on it. CM said from where we are thinking. Soon after making a decision on this, we will issue a notice.