YSR favours Public Private Partnership
Andhra pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today advocated the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to enhance tree cover and restore the country’s ecology.
Addressing the inaugural session of the Third Southern States Forest Ministers’ Conference here today, the Chief Minister ysr said by inviting private entrepreneurs into the forest areas, the State’s Forest Development Corporations can work together effectively and even share such projects which envisage increasing the tree cover area, besides wild life conservation and forest land protection. The Chief Minister also said intensive cultivation was absolutely necessary as was reintensifying efforts to increase productivity in poultry farming, fisheries, mushroom culture and agriculture.
Y.s.Rajasekhara Reddy suggested that the dwindling numbers of wildlife were indeed a cause for concern and needed to be addressed at the earliest by taking effective measures.
Forests and Environment Minister Satrucharla Vijaya Ramaraju requested the States of Tamil Nadu and Orissa to initiate immediate conservation measures to prevent migration of elephants and urged the Central Government to provide special grants for compensating people killed by wild animals.
Forest Minister of Kerala Binoy Viswam and Pondicherry Revenue and Tourism Minister M Krishna Rao also participated