Padma Shri environmentalist delivers talk at Reasi

Devinder Sharma. Dated: 6/16/2019 3:49:53 PM

REASI, Jun 15: Environmentalist and Padma Shri, Dr Anil Joshi today presented an informative lecture here at the district headquarters today. He was here on special invitation by the district administration to address on depleting water bodies and underground water table of the district.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Anil Joshi shared his experience of ground water rejuvenation and afforestation all over the country. The celebrated speaker explained in detail his methods of restoring ecology of an area by creating check dams, “water holes” and ponds. He also explained causes of frequent forest fires and ways to prevent them.
Before speaking on the occasion, Dr Joshi also went around district Reasi to better understand the topography of the region and suggest relevant measures.
Dr Anil Joshi also spoke on developing local village economies for the betterment of the people by promoting local forest produce. “Economy without ecology isn’t sustainable”, he said. He also explained the relevance of saving small rivulets and expressed dissatisfaction over disappearing water mills, ghraats.
The Padma Shri recipient also spoke on bio-gas plants, eco-tourism and other environmental issues. DC Reasi, Indu Kanwal Chib expressing faith over the speaker’s suggestions, assured appropriate actions by the district administration as suggested by the latter.
Among others, ADDC Reasi, Ramesh Chander; ADC Reasi, Rajinder Sharma; ACD Reasi, Sunil Sharma; DPO Reasi, Parvinder Kaur, BDOs and 153 Sarpanchs of the district were also present at the lecture.



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