Chandigarh, August 5 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has given approval to expedite the civil construction works of the proposed National Cancer Institute, Badsa in district Jhajjar. These works would cost over Rs 5000 crore under extension plan of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-II.
While stating this here today, Haryana Forests Minister, Rao Narbir Singh said that a decision to this effect was taken in the second meeting of State Wildlife Board held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister.
He said that in the meeting, ecological sensitive areas of Sultanpur Lake and other wildlife sanctuaries were reviewed. He said that State Wildlife Board has been constituted under Section 7 (2) of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 which recommends National Board for Wildlife to issue environment clearance certificates for development projects in the state.
He said that in the meeting, a representative of AIIMS, Mr. Niwasan was asked to speed up the work to set up AIIMS at village Manethi, district Rewari under flagship programme of the Central Government to establish one AIIMS in each state.
Apart from senior officers of Haryana Government, representatives of Government of India, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun; Botanical Survey of India, Dehradun, Zoological Survey of India, Dehradun and Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai were also present in the meeting.