Forest Minister visited Talchapar Sanctuary, Wildlife Management and Training Center and reviewed the progress of door to door medicine scheme.
Jaipur, 7 September. Forest Minister Shri Sukhram Vishnoi visited Tal Chhapar Sanctuary in Churu district on Tuesday and gave various instructions regarding the conservation of Krishna deer and wildlife. During this, he also reviewed various activities related to the forest department and the schemes of the state government.
The Forest Minister also performed Shramdaan in the sanctuary during this period. He received the progress report from the officials. The ones that were regarding the budget announcement made by the Chief Minister on the opening of Wildlife Management and Training Center at Talchhapar this year. He said that the budget announcement implementation should be expedited.
The Forest Minister said that the new saplings of acacia in the sanctuary should be taken out. These grow due to the deer eating the pods of solanaceous acacia. Hence they should be taken out with approval under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA scheme.
He said that the Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful place amidst the desert. He said that this sanctuary is the habitat of Krishna deer as well as other wildlife. The meadows here mesmerize the onlookers.
He said that the open pits which are not currently being used in the salt area adjoining the Tal Chhapar Sanctuary can become the cause of possible accidents of deer. Therefore, these pits should be filled with soil after getting the work approved under the MNREGA scheme done.
On this occasion, Deputy Conservator of Forests Pradeep Kumar told that there were about 95 such pits. Out of these, about 40 pits have been filled with soil and proposals for the remaining work are being sent.
Forest Minister Shri Vishnoi was pleased to see Mothia grass growing due to good rains. He said that the Mothia grass is not harmed by the domesticated pigs. But the pigs should still be taken out of the sanctuary area by the municipality. During this, the delegation also met the Forest Minister regarding the revival of the Tal Chhapar-Sujangarh road passing through the middle of the Talchhapar Sanctuary. The delegation also suggested the construction of an elevated road under the Jan Bhagidari Yojana.
Forest Minister Shri Vishnoi asked the delegation to present a proposal for this work in the Jan Bhagidari Yojana and assured that discussions would be held at the state level in this regard. The Forest Minister also distributed kits of two plants each of Giloy, Tulsi, Ashwagandha and Kalmegh in the ambitious ‘Ghar Ghar Aushadhi Yojana’ being run by the state government.
During this, the Forest Minister also inspected the work done for shade for deer in the sanctuary area. During the inspection, the minister instructed the local officials to plant Khejri saplings in the area around the edge of the ponds.
On this occasion Shyam Sundar Sharma, former Chairman of Municipality Tal Chhapar, Municipality President Mahavir Mali were present. Churu ACF Rakesh Dular, Talchapar ACF Dilip Singh Rathod were there. Deputy Forest Conservator Pradeep Kumar, Tal Chhapar Ranger Umesh Kumar were there. Also, Sujangarh Ranger Okesh Kumar Yadav was present.