With the steps of NITI Aayog and Hesco, tributaries of Ganga will flow through out the year
NITI Aayog and HESCO chief held talks on various issues in New Delhi. Himalaya Day will be celebrated on 9th September, this time the theme is 'Science, Technology and People'
Various topics were discussed in New Delhi between Dr. Anil Prakash Joshi, Founder, Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Mission for Clean Ganga (HESCO) and Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog. The Vice Chairman of the Commission appreciated the work being done by HESCO and agreed to work together in future.
After meeting in New Delhi on Sunday, Padma Vibhushan Dr. Anil Prakash Joshi, founder of HESCO, told that Himalaya Day is celebrated every year on 9th September. This year's theme is 'Science, Technology and People'. Keeping this in mind, how can we collectively work for the restoration and better ecology of the Himalayas by partnering with NITI Aayog, giving a big look to Himalaya Day. There was a long conversation with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on this.
Dr. Joshi told that there were talks on conservation of rivers, conservation of their ecology and how the tributaries of Ganga can be made flowing throughout the year. Various issues like developing the Ganga basin, creating livelihood opportunities and finding nature based solutions for the sustainability of the ecosystem were also discussed. Apart from this, the new indicator of GEP has been accepted in the state, especially the development of the Gross Environment Indicator of Ecological Development. It was decided that this would be carried forward.
Dr. Joshi said that the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, understanding all the points seriously, assured to take forward these works. It was also decided how NITI Aayog and HESCO can work together. The Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog expressed happiness over the signing of MoU with HESCO and National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) two days ago. Under this MoU, NMCG and HESCO will work together in the areas of development of rural communities including agriculture, training of farmers, horticulture, biomass utilization, energy, forestry and organic farming.