PNG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan writes letter to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik over Chilka development

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Bhubaneswar: PNG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan writes letter to CM Naveen Patnaik on Chilka development. Minister Pradhan seeks support of Odisha Government in taking up various development works for conservation of Chilika Lake: protection of the animals and birds; improving livelihood of fishing cornmunity tourist guides and local pop ula lion: direct income generation and welfare activities at Mangaljodi etc.
It should be noted that UNESCO in association with ON GC is planning to support development of Chilika Lake as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enhance the value of Chilika Lake to become a brand of conservation linked sustainable development in the State.
ON GC in partnership with UNESCO in the process to develop long term and short term measures for conservation of Chilika Lake: protection of the animals and birds; improving livelihood of fishing cornmunity tourist guides and local pop ula lion: direct income generation and welfare activities at Mangaljodi etc. UNESCO has also proposed to set up a world class conservation centre with climate change observatory with state-of-the-art data and monitoring facilities
It should be noted that Mr. Shigeru Aoyagi. Director and UNESCO Chief Representative to Bhutan_ India, Maldives and Sri Lanka met PNG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi on 29th May, 2017 where they held discussions on now to conserve and develop The Chilika Lake as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Minister Pradhan in his letter writes to CM Patnaik that these plans require the mentorship and guidance of the Odisha State Government, Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry of Culture. He seeks support of CM Naveen Patnaik for taking up various development works in the area. Am also writing to the Ministers for Environment and Forest and Minister for Culture with a similar request Mr. Shigeni Aoyagi, Director, UNESCO is also visiting Bhubaneswar on 20’1′ June, 2017 A meeting with the UNESCO’s representative to India will go a long way in crystallizing initiatives that may be taken to preserve one of Odisha’s most recognized natural resource.

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