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Haridwar, October 14
A two-day national seminar on ‘Natural resources and environment’ commenced here yesterday at Chinmaya Science Degree College. In the inaugural session, experts dwelt on the need of conserving natural resources and environment.

Special guest on the occasion, Haridwar rural segment legislator Swami Yatishwaranand said if flora and fauna get destroyed, then it would have a severe impact on human civilisation. Ranipur-BHEL segment legislator Aadesh Chauhan urged the youth to take active part in environment conservation. He said preventive measures to conserve environment were needed to be taken by adhering to little aspects like curbing green house gas emission.
The Sub Director of the Uttarakhand Higher Education, Dr GS Rajvar, laid emphasis on conserving biodiversity and natural resources like river water, forest green cover and herbs.
Pointing out that a futuristic vision was needed for environment conservation, Rajvar called on for initiatives like the Ganga Action Plan in 1984 but with a sincere and concrete effort.BHEL Managing Director NK Gupta lamented that in the name of development and industrialisation, mankind was misusing natural resources, which needed to be controlled.
The Principal of Chinmaya College, Dr Alok Kumar, said younger generation needed to come forward to take initiative in controlling degradation and misuse of natural resources.
Chief of the SIDCUL association Harendra Garg, Sushil Chauhan, Kuldeep Gupta, Alok Sharma, Dr Anand Shankar Singh and Ajay Swami spoke on the occasion.


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