Arunachal Pradesh butterfly

The Arunachal Pradesh government has declared Kaiser-i-Hind (Teinopalpus imperialis) as the state butterfly.

The decision to declare Kaiser-i-Hind as state butterfly was taken at the Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet meeting held at the Pakke Tiger Reserve in Pakke Kessang district, for the first time outside the state capital of Itanagar.

The butterfly carries ‘India’ in its name and it is found in southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan.

Kaiser-e-Hind is a very rare and elusive swallowtail butterfly.

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This butterfly is found at medium and high elevations.

It flies high in the canopies of broad-leaved temperate evergreen forests and its presence indicates the existence of a good forest ecosystem.

The Pema Khandu Cabinet adopted the Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Declaration on Climate Change-Resilient and Responsive Arunachal Pradesh.

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The Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Declaration declaration is aimed at lowering emissions and achieving sustainable development.

Informing about the launch of e-Cabinet portal, chief minister Khandu tweeted, “Scripting history at Seijosa. Arunachal cabinet is now paperless. Launched the e-Cabinet portal today during the state cabinet meeting held at Pakke Tiger Reserve.”

“This paperless mode will help monitor the status of implementation of cabinet decisions more effectively,” Khandu tweeted.

The chief minister added, “e-Cabinet is yet another milestone in the green and digital growth trajectory of the state and strengthens the climate resilience and responsive endeavour.”

“This electronic dynamic platform provides a versatile digital environment and furthers our ambition to be paperless in continuation of the e-file system adopted earlier this year,” he added.

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