Global meet on conservation of lakes in Bhopal
BHOPAL: Minister for Housing and Environment Kailash Vijayvargiya, addressing a press conference here on Wednesday said that the number of tourists in Madhya Pradesh has risen while tourists’ inflow has declined in states like Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Vijayvargiya said to promote tourism in the state, an event titled ‘ Jheel Mahotsava’ would be held in Bhopal from February 14 to 16. He said Bhopal Lake has been earmarked amongst the world famous lakes in a convention held at Ramsar in Iran. The minister said that for the first time, an international convention on conservation of lakes is being organised in Bhopal.
Vijayvargiya said national and international institutions including the Secretariat of International Ramsar Treaty, Switzerland, International Lake Environment Committee- Japan, United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP), ICUN- New Delhi, UNESCONew Delhi, Wetland International South Asia, New Delhi, Institute of Habitat Studies, Netherlands and Indian Institute for Forest Management, Bhopal are collaborating in this convention as knowledge partner.