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Khandu stresses on wetlands conservation

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ITANAGAR, Dec 8 - Expressing concern over the reported reduction in the area of wetlands in the State during the last decade, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu stressed on the need for conservation and management of wetlands through a proper State policy.

Chairing the 2nd State Wetland Authority (SWA) meeting here recently, Khandu, who also holds the Environment and Forests portfolio, said that the Environment and Forests Department being the nodal agency needed to work on conservation and management of the wetlands beginning with identification, survey and mapping of all water bodies in the State.

He further said that help may be taken from the State Remote Sensing Application Centre, which is already working on geo-tagging and mapping of State�s geographical features and assets.

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Khandu stresses on wetlands conservation

ITANAGAR, Dec 8 - Expressing concern over the reported reduction in the area of wetlands in the State during the last decade, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu stressed on the need for conservation and management of wetlands through a proper State policy.

Chairing the 2nd State Wetland Authority (SWA) meeting here recently, Khandu, who also holds the Environment and Forests portfolio, said that the Environment and Forests Department being the nodal agency needed to work on conservation and management of the wetlands beginning with identification, survey and mapping of all water bodies in the State.

He further said that help may be taken from the State Remote Sensing Application Centre, which is already working on geo-tagging and mapping of State�s geographical features and assets.