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Javadekar to visit North East for three days

Minister of State (IC) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar will pay a three-day visit to the North-East, beginning tomorrow. He will meet forest officials, farmers and people from local communities in Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

The Minister will start the visit tomorrow, with a meeting with forest officers in Imphal, Manipur, followed by a meeting with farmers practicing shifting cultivation. Later, he will visit the Kangla Fort.

On Saturday, Shri Javadekar will visit Loktak Lake and the Keibul Lamjao National Part (KLNP), in Bishnupur district of Manipur. KLNP is the only floating park in the world and is an integral part of Loktak Lake.

Subsequently, on his arrival in Lengpui in Aizawl, he will pay a visit to Advanced Research Centre of Bamboo (ARCB), Forest Training School to inaugurate a training institute under Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The Minister will also hold an interaction with bamboo entrepreneurs in Aizawl.

On Sunday, Shri Javadekar will visit Tripura Forest Development Corporation (TFDC) in Agartala and hold discussion with rubber growers and artisans producing rubber products at TFDC. The Minister will also meet forest officials and pay a visit to Siphaijala sanctuary the same evening to conclude the visit.