Kalam lauds Himachal for environment protection

Shimla: Former president APJ Abdul Kalam has lauded efforts of Himachal Pradesh government in conserving and protecting the environment.

Kalam rang up Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal to convey that HP has shown the way to rest of the country in environment protection by making concerted efforts in participation of the people, an official release said here.

Kalam said he was concerned about the degradation of the environment due to global warming resulting into climate change and was constantly monitoring the changes taking place the world over.

He said HP has done a commendable job by completely banning green felling, use of plastic-carry bags, constitution of eco-battalions, eco-clubs in educational institutions and launching special drives to grow herbal and other species of plants which could help in increasing green cover of state.

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