CM chairs meeting of State Wildlife Board
Gandhinagar, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani chaired the meeting of State Wildlife Board here in Gandhinagar today. A decision has been made to give forest division-occupied land to Tourism and Pilgrim Development Board for the purpose of enhancing the pilgrimage facilities at Ambaji on Girnar.
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The Chief Minister also directed the State Wildlife Board to speed up the proposal of sending it to the National Wildlife Board. In this regard, he said that the Girnar Ropeway will resume for passengers by next December. As a result, there will be an increase in the number of pilgrims on Ambaji Tuk and need for facilities like drinking water, toilets, security, place for rest will arise.
Total project of worth Rs. 7 crores have been taken on hands by Pilgrim Development Board out of which in the initial stage Rs. Crores for pilgrimage facilities and 0.2785 hectares of forest land has been utilized. A Proposal for allotment of forest land for pilgrimage facility will be sent to Central Board for Wildlife with the approval of the State Wildlife Board.
In the Meeting Additional Chief Secretary of the Forest Environment Department Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, Director General of Police Mr. Shivanand Jha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Mr. D. K. Sharma, foremost Chief Conservator of Wildlife Mr. Tikadar, Forest department officials and non-government members of the Wildlife Board remained present.
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