Rajya Sabha Panel to Discuss Environmental Issues

Published: 15th November 2015 04:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th November 2015 04:51 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI:The Rajya Sabha Committee on Science, Technology, Environment and Forests will hold talks with NGOs, civic organisations and experts at the Government Guest House here on Sunday.

“Members of the committee headed by Aswini Kumar MP are already in the city to seek suggestions and opinions of organisations and experts on the Compensatory Afforestation Bill-2015,” stated an official release. The committee will hold discussions on the environmental issues facing the State in general, and Kochi in particular. The committee will hold special discussions with representatives of the Central Environment Ministry at 11.30 am.

On Sunday afternoon, the team will visit the Ammonium Perchlorate Experimental Plant in  Aluva.

“On Monday, a section of the committee members will visit Agatti in Lakshadweep, followed by another batch on Tuesday. The first batch will return to Kochi on Tuesday and hold discussions with representatives of the National Institute of Oceanography and Marine Living Resources and Ecology on the issues raised during the committee’s 2014 visit,” added the statement.

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