Former Union Atmosphere Minister and MLA from Gujarat’s Wankaner Digvijaysinh Zala handed away following a short interval of sickness right now, He was 88. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over his demise.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister mentioned, “Anguished by the demise of former Union Minister, Shri Digvijaysinh Zala Ji. He performed an lively position in Gujarat and nationwide politics. He can be remembered for his neighborhood service and fervour for the surroundings. Condolences to his household. Om Shanti.”
Zala was an MLA from Wankaner for the years 1962-67 as an impartial candidate and as a member of the Swatantra Occasion from 1967-71.
He, then, joined the Congress and have become a Member of Parliament from Surendranagar for 2 phrases from 1979 to 1989.
Establishing the Atmosphere ministry beneath Prime minister Indira Gandhi, he turned the primary Atmosphere Minister of the nation from 1982 to 1984.
He additionally represented India within the United Nations on multiple event, talking on environmental points dealing with the world.
Credited with declaring many nationwide parks in India to preserve wildlife and nature, he made a number of the main reforms corresponding to coordinating with the Indian Railways to switch the wood sleepers beneath railway tracks with cement ones to assist save India’s bushes.