"Kaiser-i-Hind adopted as state butterfly" along with "Panch Dharas" proposed by the Cabinet meeting held at Pakke on Saturday
By Jon Pebi Tato
PAKKE: On a historic and landmark event the state government adopted the ‘Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Ministerial Declaration on Climate Change Resilient and Responsive Arunachal’ in its cabinet meeting held at the Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) here in Pakke-Kessang district on the 13th of November 2021 (Saturday). It was the first-ever cabinet meeting held outside the capital city wherein a landmark decision of adopting Kaiser-i-Hind was adopted as the state Butterfly.
The team SPACE had covered the entire event wherein it was reported that HCM Pema Khandu expressed his utmost support towards comprehensive and climate-resilient progress in the region. Khandu repeatedly mentioned Climate Change, where he stressed that the burgeoning climate crisis & change all over the globe is well known and the government along with the cooperation of people would ensure that the mitigation is dealt with accordingly.
Further HCM Khandu stated that his declaration propose to “Achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s COP26 five-point commitment to make India a net zero carbon emission nation by 2070"
1) Environment Forest & Climate Change
2) Health and Well being of All
3) Sustainable and Adaptive Living
4) Livelihoods & Opportunites
5) Evidence Generation & Collaborative
“Considering the Forest resources the state is endowed with, this declaration will surely help the country in meeting the demands as per the Paris Climate declaration,” stated Khandu.
Khandu entitled the declaration “a historic and significant milestone in the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in the 75th year of India’s independence celebrations in the state.”
The cabinet also adopted the rare Kaiser-i-Hind butterfly (Teinopalpus imperialis) as the state butterfly and “e-Cabinet for greater efficiency to the government decision-making processes and make them more green, climate friendly, efficient and transparent,”
Further, the government has renamed the environment & forests department as the environment, forest & climate change department to provide greater impetus to the climate change response institutional arrangements.__(Tweeted HCM Khandu)
It also unveiled a new logo and flag for the forest force of the state government. The logo reflects the state symbols and the new name of the department. The insignia has the imprint of a Hollong tree, a Hoolock gibbon, the Great hornbill and the foxtail orchid.
Earlier, the chief minister inaugurated four units of ‘premium cottages’ in the Pakke Tiger Reserve,Seijosa on the 13th of November.
This was the first time in the state wherein the Cabinet meeting was held outside the Capital Itanagar.
"HCM Khandu appealed cooperation and coordination from the citizens of the state to achieve all the objectives of the landmark decision"