Administrator of Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Praful Patel, on June 22, discussed with Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and administrative officials for the conservation and development of Naida Caves in Diu. In this meeting, a presentation was made on various methods of conservation of Naida Caves. In this meeting, the Administrator said that the conservation and development of these caves should be done while maintaining its original form.
Thereafter, the Administrator discussed the development of Gangeshwar Temple with the agency concerned and the possibilities of restoration of the moat and bringing a retired Indian Naval Vessel to Diu. The agency concerned gave its opinion on the measures and actions to be taken by it.
In the evening, the Administrator inspected the constellation forest affected by cyclonic storm Toute. It is known that this forest has been completely destroyed in the storm that came on 17-18 May-2021. Under the able leadership and guidance of the Administrator, the administration has decided to return it to its old form. Efforts have also been started for this. About 20,000 trees will be planted here. Along with this, it has also been decided to establish 2,50,000 propagules in the Phudum Bird Sanctuary and its adjoining mangrove area. With the efforts being made under the guidance of the administrator, Diu will surely be able to regain its old or better form.
In the above meetings and during the inspection, Anil Kumar Singh, Advisor to the Administrator, Personal Advisor D Satya, Health Secretary A. Muthamma, Chief Conservator of Forests K. Ravichandran, Finance Secretary Gaurav Singh Rajawat, Energy Secretary Tapasya Raghav, Diu District Collector Saloni Rai, Superintendent of Police Anuj Kumar and other officers of the administration were present.