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BSI renamed as Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanical Garden
Kolkata | Wednesday, Jun 24 2009 IST
 
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The Botanical Survey of India (BSI)'s would be known as Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanical Garden from tomorrow, according to Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh today. Addressing the media at the ZSI here, he said, ''The BSI is renamed after the noted scientist Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose.

This is an important step.'' ''The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) will recruit 25,000 scientists aged between 45 and 35, while the Botanical Survey of India(BSI) will appoint 35,000 scientists aged between 38 and 40 by 2010,'' he stated.

Mr Ramesh said the ministry would organise international seminars and workshops, adding the international scientists under the two organisations had been almost nil.

He felt that the gender ratio of staff in both BSI & ZSI were low, saying among the new recruits, one-third of would be women.

The minister said both of the organizations had to focus on the North East, Western Ghats and Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the order of priority.

''The ZSI and BSI require more resources as the total budget of the organisations were Rs 30 crore each in 2009-2010. I have written a letter to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee asking for special grant. I am confident that it would be granted when Mr Mukherjee would present the Budget on July Six,'' he said.

Mr Ramesh said, ''The government has started a Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in which 150 books in Sanskrit, Arabic, Urdu & Persian have been put online. With the adoption of the technology, piracy would be prevented.'' Replying to queries on his ministry's action on Aila-affected Sunderbans, he said, ''I have held discussions with the West Bengal Governor on takinglong-term measures to protect the ecological value of Sunderbans. The measures include, protection of mangrove areas, setting up of effective early-warning systems and provisions of livelihood security.'' He also announced that the Union government was in the process of finalising a tri-partite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), involving the concerned state government, with regard to Project Tiger initiatives.

''It will be through this initiative the count of tigers will be determined,'' the Minister stated.

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