Andaman BJP delegation meets Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Port Blair, Oct 21: Mr. Vishal Jolly, National Executive Member BJP, Former State President BJP, A&N Islands & Member Home Ministry Advisory Committee, GoI along with Mr. K. Ram Das, President, A&NSSAWA & State General Secretary, BJP and Mr. Nand Kishore, Convener, Central Govt. Scheme of BJP-A&N Island met the Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Mr. Bupender Yadav at New Delhi on 20.10.2021. During the meeting Mr. Jolly placed the long standing demand of local artisans before the Hon’ble Union Minister and requested to release prohibitions from Schedule IV of Wild Life Act those sea shell items essentially required for the survival of the this industry and allow reasonable and sustainable extraction only for consumption of local Artisans working in this sectors so that the industry can go long, further the delegation were also discussed the forest related issues of the Islands.

After hearing the plight of the local artisan’s, the Union Minister had assured them to positively look into the matter and said that the issue will be resolved soon. 

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