Dehradun – Uttarakhand
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): A sum of Rs. 1 crore has been pledged for the renovation, development and upkeep of Rangers’ Ground in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. A letter to the effect was handed over to Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr. Prakash Javadekar by Mr. Tarun Vijay, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, from Uttarakhand July 2.
Mr.Vijay has donated the sum from MPLADS for the construction of stadium for the benefit of young sportspersons of Uttarakhand. Expressing his gratitude, Mr. Javadekar assured Mr. Vijay that full use of the funds will be made. Director of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dr. Savita and senior officials of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change were present on the occasion.
Later, expressing grief over the loss of lives in recent incidents of cloudburst in Uttarakhand, Mr. Javadekar said that the frequency of such incidents is increasing because of climate change. He said that the government has been making preparations to tackle such natural eventualities.