The President Chure-Tarai Madhes Conservation Development Committee (PCTMCDC) has prepared a 20-year master plan with the goal of augmenting in poverty reduction through the conservation of the natural resources of the Chure belt.
The master plan was unveiled today amidst a programme organised on the occasion of the Inception Day of the committee today. The programme is organised under the theme of 'Chure's Soil for the Chure, Clean Water for Everyone'.
The master plan would come into effect immediately after the Council fo Ministers passes it. The main part of the master plan includes 10 medium term and 20 long term plans on Chure conservation.
Addressing the programme, Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Agni Prasad Sapkota expressed full support from his ministry in the implementation of the master plan and pointed out the need of coordination among the stakeholders for Chure conservation.
President of the Legislature-Parliament Environment Conservation Committee Janak Raj Chaudhary stressed on the need of more focus on Chure conservation as the Chure hill range extending from east to west was geographically weaker compared to the other mountain ranges in the country.
He added that the life of a large section of the country's population is intricably linked with the water, agriculture and biodiversity system of the Chure hence the need for checking the rampant exploitation of the Chure resources.