Shimla: Stressing that every developmental
endeavour should be eco-friendly, Himachal Pradesh Chief
Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today sought people`s cooperation
in making the hill-state polythene-free.
Inaugurating Van Vihar Vatika, a Rs 20-lakh project in
Baba Balak Nath shrine at Deot-Sidh near here, Dhumal appealed
to the stake holders to plant more trees as the government had
lifted the ban on felling of bamboo in private lands.
Noting that increase in population in urban and
semi-urban areas created major problems, the Chief Minister
said the government was making a serious endeavour to improve
infrastructure facilities, especially in religious shrines.
Planting a rudraraksha sapling, Dhumal wanted the people
to protect the parks and help in beautification of parks by
keeping them clean and free from litters.