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Sushanta highlights significance of butterflies in environment


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, December 4, 2022: Inaugurating the “Butterfly festival” organized by the Forest department at the premises of Heritage park here on Sunday, ICA minister Sushanta Chowdhury highlighted the significance of butterflies in the environment.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Chowdhury said that for increasing people’s knowledge about butterflies, organizing such a festival to promote awareness and conservation of butterflies is truly commendable.

“Butterflies are the form of nature to us that represents freedom, beauty, peace. Where they live, highlight its freshness! They flap their wings, they float, they sparkle in color, they play hide and seek, butterflies are such amazing creatures of nature. Apart from aesthetics, butterflies play an important role in maintaining the balance of nature. The main function of butterflies is to help pollinate plants. Through these plants are able to reproduce”, he added.

ICA minister said “According to the research of scientists, it is possible to produce solar energy through butterflies. Studies have shown that butterfly fins can generate 10 times more solar energy than conventional solar panels. As a result, butterfly wings can capture solar energy and generate high-power electricity from it.”

“Scientists are working on it and achieved success in commercially utilitizing the color scheme of butterfly wings for use in various electrical devices and other solar energy plants. It is also possible to earn a large amount of foreign currency by exporting butterflies. Butterfly gives us an early warning of environmental disaster, it also plays a special role in protecting the natural environment. Climate change can be learned by observing the behavior of butterflies. The role of butterflies in the identification and evaluation of medicinal plants is many. Butterflies are not only a subject of beauty or research, but also of economic importance. Commercially importing and exporting butterflies can generate millions of dollars in business every year. Between 20 and 30 million dollars worth of butterflies are traded worldwide each year”, he also added.

At the inaugural ceremony Principal Secretary of Forest and PCCF & HOFF KS Sethi, CEO/PD Tripura SCATFORM Project Dr Avinash Kanfade, APCCF and CEO-CAMPA RK Samal, APCCF & Chief Wildlife Warden Pravin L Agrawal, District Forest Officer (West Tripura District) Jayakrishnan VK and other dignitaries were present at the inauguration ceremony of Butterfly Festival.

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