The government aims to notify over 60 sanctuaries and national parks as 'eco-sensitive zones' this year to check the negative impact of industrialisation and unplanned development in and around protected areas.
Cocking a snook at critics of Mayawati, Uttar Pradesh government will spend Rs 490
crore more for setting up parks and memorials for Dalit icons,
nearly 10 per cent of the supplementary budget passed by the
The Uttar Pradesh government will continue to set up parks and memorials in the names of Dalit icons despite the criticism by political opponents of the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party, Chief Minister Mayawati suggested Wednesday.
Union Minister Sachin Pilot
on Wednesday questioned the rationale of Uttar Pradesh government
spending crores of rupees of public funds on parks and
memorials in the state when dalits are facing "immense hardship" in the state.