Lucknow. Tourists and nature lovers will be able to visit Dudhwa National Park, Chuka Tiger Reserve, Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary by helicopter in the coming days. Four lane road connectivity will be available to reach by road. Not only this, guides, accommodation and food facilities will also be provided at international level. This decision has been taken in the 15th meeting of Uttar Pradesh State Wildlife Board held at the CM residence late evening on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. In the meeting, the Chief Minister has decided to work on priority basis to preserve the biodiversity of the state and to expand the possibilities of eco-tourism in the state. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed the officials to repair the roads of wildlife protected areas. Signage should be installed on the side. Various instructions like not blowing the horn, vehicle speed limit, fire protection should be mentioned in these signages. Efforts towards conservation of biodiversity will have to be continued. Through the Namami Gange project, the number of dolphins has increased in the Ganga which is becoming uninterrupted and clean. Dolphins can also be seen in other rivers of the state. Awareness will have to be created among the people for the conservation and promotion of dolphins. Dolphin friends will be appointed for this.
State animal ‘Barashingha’ and bird ‘Stork’ will also be protected.
The Chief Minister was told that due to planned efforts for conservation and promotion of wildlife, the number of tigers is increasing in the state. Efforts to conserve wetlands and promote tourism in the state have yielded good results. So far, 10 Ramsar sites have been declared in the state which is full of natural resources. Tourism facilities should be developed for wetland conservation. The Chief Minister has asked to develop Bakhira Lake of Sant Kabirnagar district for eco-tourism. A better action plan will be prepared for this. The work of widening and deepening of Mahav drain located in Sohgibarwa Wildlife Division under Maharajganj district will also be completed soon. In this regard, the work of transfer of forest land should be completed soon. With this, the work of dewatering of rivers in wildlife protected areas will be carried out in a planned manner. This will solve the problem of inundation and the loss of wildlife can also be reduced.
Focus on environmental standards in wildlife protected areas
Keeping in mind the environmental standards in wildlife protected areas and on the basis of utility, works like construction and widening of link roads, installation of mobile towers will be completed expeditiously. Ex-officio Vice Chairman of Uttar Pradesh State Wildlife Board and Minister of State for Forest and Environment (Independent Charge) Arun Kumar Saxena, members of Uttar Pradesh State Wildlife Board, Director General of Police Vijay Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister SP Goyal, Information Director Shishir and many officials met in the meeting. Be present in.