Himachal’s Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Forest Rajesh Dharmani on Wednesday requested World Bank to extend Mid Himalaya Watershed Development Project to remaining panchayats of the state.
Dharmani today met Chairman of the World Bank aided extend Mid Himalaya Watershed Development Norman Piccioni and urged the Piccioni led World Bank delegation to extend the project to all panchayats of state to improve the socio-economic condition of farmers.
The World Bank delegation of World Bank was here to take stock of developmental activities under Mid Himalaya Watershed Development Project in the state.
Dharmani also requested them to make special provision for ensuring the participation of panchayati raj institutions and local communities in the next phase of the project. He also suggested to make special provisions under the project for providing fodder to the livestock of the farmers.
Meanwhile, Norman Piccioni praised the role of the forest department for successfully implementing this project in Himachal which had emerged as role model for other states.