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Eco-Task Force to revive Rispana

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, April 14

Colonel HRS Rana, Commanding Officer, 127 Eco-Task Force, on Saturday  said he was hopeful that the dying Rispana of Dehradun would be rejuvenated with the support of people. 

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Rana said, “The task force certainly has an expertise, but it is the support  of the youth that will revive the river.”  Taking the past track record of the Eco-Task Force into consideration, the government has assigned the Rispana rejuvenation work to the force. The task force will participate in the massive plantation slated to take place along the banks of the river during the monsoon.

Touching upon the history of environmental restoration that the Eco- Task Force has scripted for Uttarakhand, Col Rana reiterated that with overwhelming youth participation being witnessed in Rispana rejuvenation awareness programmes, he was hopeful that the Rispana would be rejuvenated.

Student organisation Making a Difference by Being the Difference (MAD) president Abhijay Negi said their efforts to work for the survival of the river had got immense boost. He also welcomed the interest shown by both Chief Minister and Chief Secretary towards the rejuvenation of the river and other streams of the region.

He said MAD would organise street plays at Rispana bridge on Sunday to make people aware about the importance of its rejuvenation.


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