boost on green recovery in Bommai’s first budget | Mysore News

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Mysuru: Extreme weather events are now a reality. In an effort to mitigate the impact of ecological concerns, the State Biodiversity Board proposed a green twist in Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai’s first budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.
A group of experts led by the chairman of the board of directors Ananth Hegde Ashisara made 22 recommendations to the CM in this regard. Experts suggested addressing ecological concerns while plans and sub-plans are prepared at the departmental level, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The main recommendations include stopping landslides, conserving well-known forests, grazing land for cows, devara kaadu, cultivating fruit trees and trees of local varieties instead of monoculture through tax and forestry services jointly. Strengthening of biodiversity committees and protection of biodiversity through rural development and the department of panchayat raj.
The strengthening of forestry committees at the village level, the formation of the medicinal plant conservation area, green walls along the coast to stop marine erosion, etc. were proposed by the forestry department. Biogas production units have been proposed by the urban planning service.
Experts suggested that the government engage the horticulture department to promote beekeeping, promotion of sambar plants, among others. They also suggested solar power units for lights and geyser for 5 lakh families through the energy department, in addition to the implementation of tree and tree agriculture. a ban on harmful pesticides through the agriculture department.
They also asked the CM to hold a meeting with experts to implement green ideas in its budget.
The expert team includes TV Ramachandra and other scientists from IISc, Bengaluru, Dr Vamana Acharya, former chairman of the State Pollution Control Board, Keshava H Korse, conservation biologist, etc.
“We submitted a proposal to the CM during the second week of December. It aims to respond to ecological concerns through ministerial planning, ”explained Ananth Hegde Ashisara.
Sahadev, a Koppa activist in Chikkamagalur, said the challenge is to implement the suggestions. “The initiative is good. But the question is whether the government will seriously implement the suggestions. Ashisara’s report on landslides in the Western Ghats has not been implemented so far. So I don’t think the government will take anything seriously, ”he said.

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