- Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment and Forests will be in Bengaluru on February 4-5 and in Goa on February 6-7. The panel is headed by Congress MP and former Union minister Ashwani Kumar.
- The committee will go through the environmental status of Karnataka, including Bengaluru, and Goa and will study status of air and water quality, waste management, management of hazardous & bio-medical waste, plastic waste and e-waste of industries in both States.
- In Bengaluru, the panel will hold discussion with representatives of NGOs, civil society organisations, experts and other stakeholders on “The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015” and environmental issues of Bengaluru in participial and Karnataka in general. The panel will have similar discussion in Goa, too.
- Meetings with representatives of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and also officials from Karnataka Government are also on the card.
New Item compiled by Almas Shaikh