Gandhinagar, Thursday: A group of 38 probationary officers of Indian Forest Service, including nine women officers, on a study tour of Gujarat, called on Chief Minister Narendra Modi here today.
The group coming from different states apprised themselves about the Gir Lions Sanctuary, Jamnagar National Marine Park, Wild Ass and other sanctuaries. Mr. Modi briefed them about special care and action plans required to preserve the Asiatic Lions in their only natural abode in Gir Forests with people’s participation, about management of whale sharks, migratory birds, forestation and social forestry.
In the interactive session with the forest officers also took keen interest in Gujarat Government’s unique good governance, development model, transparency in administration, responsibility to the citizens under the leadership of the Chief Minister and a host of other issues necessary to empower the society.
Forest and Environment Principal Secretary H. K. Das, Principal Conservator of Forests S. K. Goel and other senior officers of the Department were present.