New Delhi: Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said his ministry will fast track a proposal by Andhra Pradesh for clearing forest land for creation of its new capital Amravati.
“We will facilitate the creation of a new capital at Amravati and have today (Friday) discussed all modalities and issues arising out of it,” Javadekar said after a meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
The minister said there were 42 degraded forest blocks, for which the state government will be submitting a hard copy of the proposal instead of online submission.
“We have discussed all issues with the state government and have today accepted the proposal. A special forest appraisal committee will assess the proposal sooner than later and will fast track this project,” he said.
“We will not be a roadblock but a facilitator.”
Javadekar pointed out that the state would undertake greening of double-degraded forest and create more forests in the new capital.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Chief Minister Naidu said: “I requested him (Javadekar) to give forest land for the construction of the new capital.
“We have given the proposal and the ministry will examine everything and will take a decision soon.”
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju and Minister of State of Science and Technology Y.S. Chowdary also attended the meeting.
Andhra Pradesh will lay the foundation stone of the new state capital Amravati in Guntur district on October 22.
It is a beautiful, nature-friendly place and great for a recreational break
When you think of snowfall, you think of Kashmir, Manali, and all other hill places in North India. However, what many don’t know is, that snow falls in South India too. Lambasingi in Andhra Pradesh is a small picturesque village where snowfalls are beautiful.
The previously unknown village is now being promoted by Andhra Pradesh tourism. And it is also slowly becoming one of the favourite tourist places of Andhra Pradesh.
Lambasingi is a misty hill station, which at an altitude of 1025 meters above sea level is situated in the Chintapalli region of Arakku Valley. It has experienced snowfalls many times in the past.
Lambasingi temperature can go as low as -2 degrees Celsius in the month of December, and when that happens, the place gets covered in a layer of snow. Lambasingi weather is mostly cool and can get freezing in the months of December and January. It is one place which must be on your travel list.
But what do you do in Lambasingi other than wait for the snow? Here are some clues:
Enjoy the Farms and Gardens
Lambasingi is famous for its coffee and pepper farming. In winter, you can take a walk in these farms r the beautiful orchid gardens. It will make you feel like you are strolling through the clouds.
Visit the Waterfall
27 km away from the beautiful hill station, lies the Kothapally waterfall. In between enchanting forests, the crystal white water of this waterfall will leave you enchanted.
Enjoy the Misty Mornings
Mornings in the mountains are the best, and in Lambasingi the experience is just as beautiful. The Lambasingi temperature throughout the year stays less than 10 degrees Celcius, so you can expect a beautiful, chilly morning every day during your stay there.
Lambasingi weather is beautiful, it needs no reiterating. And there are even more beautiful and lush green forests for you to stroll through to make yourself feel at peace. One can also observe various birds, plants and animals, to make for a more thrilling experience.
Try Adventure Sports
The Lambasingi travel guide also promises adventurous experiences. You can go trekking, rock climbing and rappelling as well.
Lambasingi is becoming one of the hottest tourist places in Andhra Pradesh really fast, and the people are capitalising on it like anything. Lambasingi has hotels now which promise an amazing experience and comfortable stay. This place is a pocket-friendly trip you can enjoy with your family.