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Sahara project to affect wildlife: Maneka

KOLKATA, JULY 19. The Sahara project in the Sunderbans would affect the ecological balance of the island threatening extinction of wildlife, former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said here today.

Ms. Gandhi, who visited "Aashari", a centre for animals on the southern fringe of the city, told mediapersons that she would join protest against the five-star hotel project in the Sunderbans if organised by the people of the island.

Terming it as a "bad project," she said 6000 people had already left the Sunderbans and criticised the State Government for clearing the project.

"Tourists come to India to see monuments, wildlife and the natural beauty of the ancient country but not to acquaint themselves with five-star projects. Such decisions will, on the contrary, hamper the growth of tourism industry in the country," Ms. Banerjee maintained.

She also took exception to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) project under Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) in the city, which, she said, would "concretise Kolkata much more than the needs".

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