Prakash Javedekar will interact with officials in the state apart from meeting people from local communities and farmers practicing shifting cultivation.
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will be on a three-day visit to the Northeast states of Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura starting tomorrow where he will hold meetings with forest officials and farmers to discuss various issues.
Mr Javadekar will interact with officials in the state apart from meeting people from local communities and farmers practicing shifting cultivation.
The Minister will start the visit tomorrow with a meeting with forest officers in Imphal in Manipur, followed by a meeting with farmers. He will later visit the Kangla Fort.
On Saturday, Mr Javadekar will visit Loktak Lake and the Keibul Lamjao National Part (KLNP) in Bishnupur district of Manipur, an official statement said.
KLNP is the only floating park in the world and is an integral part of Loktak Lake. On his arrival in Lengpui in Aizawl, the Union Minister will pay a visit to Advanced Research Centre of Bamboo (ARCB), Forest Training School to inaugurate a training institute under Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) of the Environment Ministry.
The Minister will also hold an interaction with bamboo entrepreneurs in Aizawl. On Sunday, Mr Javadekar will visit Tripura Forest Development Corporation (TFDC) in Agartala and hold discussion with rubber growers and artisans producing rubber products at TFDC.
The Minister will also meet forest officials and pay a visit to Siphaijala sanctuary the same evening to conclude the visit, the statement said.