The CM said that last year we have seen untimely excess rainfall. In the last 25 years of public life, I have never seen floods in October. When the farmer needs water, it does not rain and untimely rains at the time of harvesting spoil all the hard work. These are the consequences of the overexploitation of nature.
New Delhi: UP CM Yogi Adityanath has said that excessive rainfall and overexploitation of nature is a big challenge, we have to deal with it. CM Yogi said that climate change is a big challenge in today's time, farmers are facing the biggest brunt of it. CM Yogi said that we have seen untimely heavy rains last year, the consequences of overexploitation of nature are coming to the fore. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was addressing at the inaugural program of the two-day National Climate Conclave-2023 organized at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan on Monday.
The CM said that last year we have seen untimely excess rainfall. In the last 25 years of public life, I have never seen floods in October. When the farmer needs water, it does not rain and untimely rains at the time of harvesting spoil all the hard work. These are the consequences of overexploitation of nature.
'We started a campaign to protect mother cow and do poison-free farming'
The Chief Minister said that work is being done to promote e-vehicles and green energy by gradually removing diesel and petrol vehicles from the roads in the state. UP is producing maximum ethanol today. The innovative work of making agriculture poison-free has started in the state. We are promoting natural farming in UP. Started a campaign of poison-free farming through cow-based farming along with protection of mother cow. We are doing organic and natural farming in 27 districts along the banks of the Ganges and 1.30 lakh hectares in Bundelkhand.
Climate change biggest challenge before the world: CM Yogi
CM said that climate change is a big challenge before the world today. India's tradition has always been environment friendly. Chief Minister Yogi said that in the world's oldest book, a hymn of the Atharvaveda in the Vedas tries to connect us with immense loyalty towards the earth. According to this the earth is our mother and we all are its sons. In the entire living creation, there is a philosophy of responsibility towards the mother given by nature.
He said that while development is the need of the day, we cannot be free from our responsibilities towards the environment and nature. Today we all are becoming victims of the adverse effects that man has invited by over-exploiting nature to fulfill his selfishness.
UP is running on the path shown by PM Modi
He said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister, India is working to show the whole world a new path of environmental protection. Work is being done continuously in this direction in Uttar Pradesh. In the coming month of July, 35 crore saplings will be planted across the state.
There are many such trees in UP, sitting under which the strategy of independence was prepared
The CM said that when we got the opportunity to form the government in 2017, in the first year we planted 5 crore and then 10 crore saplings. In the last 6 years, 133 crore tree plantation work has been done in UP. Today, a sense of environment protection has been created among the common citizens in UP. Today we are conserving trees older than 100 years by recognizing them as heritage trees. There are many such trees in the state, sitting under which the revolutionaries decided the strategy for the country's independence.