Dehradun. Forest and Environment Minister Dr. Harak Singh Rawat has contributed an amount of 25 crores to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund by the Pollution Control Board to fight the war against Corona. He presented the check of this amount to Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat at the office of the Secretariat. The Chief Minister expressed gratitude for this cooperation.
Principal Secretary Van Anand Vardhan, Member Secretary Pollution Control Board SP Subudhi were also present on the occasion. Forest and Environment Minister Dr. Harak Singh Rawat has urged all the individuals, institutions and organizations of the state to contribute their possible economic contribution to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in this crisis arising out of the global pandemic so that the government can mobilize enough resources to strengthen it. To fight a battle with Corona. He said that last year also the Pollution Control Board had provided Rs 50 crore to the Chief Minister Relief Fund during the Corona period. He said that the Pollution Control Board charges environmental fees every year. The board always discharges its community responsibilities well from the income generated from it. The cost of the board including salaries of personnel etc. is Rs 20 crores. The remaining amount after this expenditure is also used in public interest. With this item, today the Board has provided an amount of 25 crores in the Chief Minister Relief Fund.
He said that the state government has limited resources and the fight against Corona can go on for a long time. Scientists predict that the second wave may be followed by a third wave of corona. In such a situation, the government has to deal with the second wave and also be ready for the third wave. This battle can be won only by united and collective participation. He said that the corona infection has been over a year. We have to handle ourselves and contribute as much as possible to win this fight. The government can mobilize more resources only if there is sufficient funds. He said that at present, the state government is setting up oxygen plants in the entire district especially in the hilly districts. Every hospital is providing oxygen cylinders and concentrators. Necessary medical equipment and medicines are being procured on a large scale.