On Biological diversity day, Mian Altaf seeks green efforts
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 22: The Minister for Forest, Mian Altaf on Saturday emphasized the need for coordinated efforts in preserving bio-diversity.
The Minister was speaking at International Day for Bio-logical Diversity celebrations organized by Department of Botany, Kashmir University in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Council of Science and Technology on the theme Bio-diversity, development and poverty alleviation.
Altaf said the “imbalanced eco-friendly system has badly affected the living style of humans and the need of the hour is to save the environment and maintain the eco-friendly system”.
He appreciated the efforts of Botany Department in different research work on the preservation of bio-diversity and cultural diversity.
Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Dr Riyaz Punjabi in his key note address spoke at length on various aspects which proved detrimental for the ecosystem.
He said: “If things go unchecked the posterity will castigate us for the imminent disastrous future.”
Citing example of “unplanned plantation” of popular trees, he said: “The pollen (white cotton) is hovering everywhere and causing various infections.”
Other speakers also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the importance of bio-diversity and appealed for its maintenance at all costs.
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