You are here : Home » State Editions »Dehradun

State Editions

Fiat seeking info on illegal lab specimens in vain?

Monday, 06 May 2013 | PNS | DEHRADUN | in Dehradun
0

The chief wildlife warden SS Sharma’s instruction to forest department officers to gather all information regarding presence of any body parts of prohibited wildlife species in the laboratories of both Government and private schools, polytechnics and other institutions does not seem to have had the desired effect.

Though the instruction was issued in February this year, information procured under Right To Information Act has revealed that the Kumaun Kesari Pt Badridutt Pandey Government PG College in Bhageshwar has in its possession 96 specimens of wild animals

protected under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. These specimens are being used in the zoology lab of the college and have not been declared under the Section 40 of the Act.

Under the Right To Information Act, People For Animals, Uttarakhand member secretary Gauri Maulekhi procured a list of all specimens accumulated by the college so far.

The specimens include various aquatic creatures, reptiles and invertebrates among others. In a letter to the chief wildlife warden, she has requested him to order confiscation of all undeclared specimens of animals protected under Schedule I and II of the Act.

In addition to directing an inquiry into the acquisition of the specimens by the college, the CWW has also been requested to initiate legal proceedings against persons responsible for declaring the specimens within the stipulated time. The role of the divisional forest staff who failed to act in this matter should also be inquired into while all divisional

forest officers should be directed to investigate similar cases in their divisions, she has requested.

 
 
 
Sunday Edition

Reinventing Heroes

26 Apr 2015 | RAJESH SINGH

The real deluge of icons, that the lay Indian never suspected of having done any remarkable good to the nation, began under PM Narendra Modi’s leadership. Gandhi retained primacy but others, discarded until now, edged their way into the public consciousness...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

CM writes letter opposing proposal on categorization of schemes

27 Apr 2015 | RAJESH SINGH

Objecting to the union government proposal on categorisation of centrally sponsored schemes Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has written a letter saying such project enacted without consultation from the states, which will “increase” financial burden on the state. “The categorisation of schemes will hamper development of the state...

Read More

SOUND BITES

From investors meet to Metro project to temple consecration, everything is being postponed for a particular person (J Jayalalithaa).

MDMK chief | Vaiko

The UN must demonstrate greater responsiveness to the reforms being implemented by the Government of Myanmar.

India's UN envoy | Asoke Mukerji

I would advise you (Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister) that only non-agricultural land be used (for building new capital).

Social activist | Anna Hazare
Site Designed and Developed by: Infomedia Web Solutions