â€œVidarbha region has a potential for eco-tourism as it is one of the uniqueness of the region,â€ said Prajakta Lavangare Verma, Divisional Commissioner, Nagpur Division in Meet-the-Press programme on Tuesday.
â€œDuring our visit in forests, we noticed that many NGOs are working with people to support them and to increase opportunities Forest Right Act 2006 and Biodiversity Act 2003 needs more focus and attention which will help in building tourism opportunities in the Vidarbha regionâ€ Verma added.
â€œVillage Forest Management committee must take cognizance on activities of profits, shares funds and development works in the region.
COVID Third Wave- Planning and preparation
The serosurvey to assess the intensity of the spread of COVID-19 in Nagpur was done before the second wave. Now GMC has sent a proposal to conduct the survey again and the same is expected to be done in the coming 7-8 days.
â€œCovid appropriated behavior is must and we are constantly creating awareness about the same. Administration is identifying patients with high-risk factor. Contact tracing, testing, is being doneâ€. As the COVID delta variant is a major risk factor so now NMC is admitting all the positive patients to quarantine centres. Many samplers were sent for genome sequencing, Verma added.
The administration is making necessary arrangements from COVID dedicated beds, to oxygen tanks we are making efforts to make Nagpur Coronavirus free she said.
Speaking about climate change Verma said with the development of the city and plantations drive will be done. We can promote the use of electric buses and vehicles. Green initiatives like peoples-street, no use of vehicle for a day can be started, she suggested. Cleanliness drives are begin held in the city and nullahs are being cleaned at regular intervals.
Nagpur Flying Club
â€œA letter to Director General of Civil Aviation has been written to seek clearance for starting it. Once we receive permission and certificate we will start the Flying Club in a couple of monthsâ€ Verma said.