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Message of Shri Prakash Javadekar,
Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India
on the occasion of
World Wetlands Day, 2nd February, 2016
The World Wetlands Day, celebrated on 2nd February each year around the world to mark the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the city of Ramsar in Iran in 1971, is a day to promote, create awareness and ensure positive & affirmative action for conservation of wetlands.
Water is life, and wetlands are the life support systems that ensure functioning of the water cycle. Wetlands help recharge groundwater aquifers, cleanse polluted waters, protect shorelines and act as sponges to mitigate floods. The extensive food chain and biological diversity in wetlands make them ‘biological supermarkets’. Wetlands are valuable as sources, sink and transformers of a multitude of biological, chemical and genetic material. In addition, wetlands have special attributes as cultural heritage of humanity, and have deep connections with our beliefs and practices. They are indeed an important part of our natural wealth and “liquid assets”.
The theme of World Wetlands Day this year is ‘Wetlands for our Future – Sustainable Livelihoods’. The theme highlights the value of wetlands in securing local livelihoods through activities as fishing, rice farming, tourism, and water provision. Ever since civilizations began, wetlands have played an important role in development of human society. The ‘wise use’ principle of wetland management encapsulates the linkages between wetland functioning and livelihoods, on sustainable basis guided by ecosystem approaches.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will continue to accord high priority to conservation and wise use of wetlands in the country. The National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems (NPCA) provides the policy framework and support to State Governments for integrated management of wetlands. The Ministry has also initiated the process of revising the existing regulatory framework on wetlands to enable a greater role and ownership by State Governments in management of wetlands, particularly as water and land are State subjects. The State Wetland Authorities are envisaged to be entrusted the role of management and regulation of wetlands within their jurisdiction.
In a strategic step towards increasing the capacity of wetland managers in integrated and holistic management, upgrading the existing Wetland Research and Training Centre of Chilika Development Authority at Barkul, Odisha into the National Capacity Development Centre for Wetlands is also being envisaged.
This year the World Wetlands Day is being celebrated by the Ministry in collaboration with the Government of West Bengal at Sunderbans, one of the largest single block of estuarine mangrove forests in the world, which provides habitat to numerous plant and animal species, including the Royal Bengal tiger.
The Ministry looks forward to working with State Governments, experts, NGOs, private sector and concerned citizens from all walks of life to secure these natural resource endowments.
Three Day Training Program
“Greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventory for Industries and Air Quality Prediction”
March 4-6, 2016
Venue: ISM Industry Institute Interaction Facility, New Town, Kolkata.
We are glad to inform you that Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad is organizing 3 Day Training Program on ‘Greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventory for Industries and Air Quality Prediction” during March 4-6, 2016 , 2016 at ISM Industry Institute Interaction Facility, New Town, Kolkata.
About 31% of the global carbon emission occurs due to transmission, and distribution of electricity and about 21% comes from other industries. Many actions to mitigate the present GHG scenario are being taken on global platforms. As first round commitments of Kyoto protocol, initiative was taken within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It strongly suggested anthropogenic sources to bring down the GHG emission 5.2% below their corresponding levels of emissions as it was in 1990 plus/minus the reduction commitment of the country. In order to comply with the global as well as national standards of GHG emission, development of emission inventory for the anthropogenic sources like energy sectors, mining industries, construction industries etc. are of utmost importance.
The aim of this training program is to provide a comprehensive knowledge towards the detailed understanding of the present scenario of GHG emission and air quality from perspective of environmental welfare and industrial development. The widely used procedures for developing GHG inventory and prediction of air quality will be discussed in depth which will be beneficial to the planners, decision makers and management personnel of different industries.
You are hereby requested to make wide circulation of this program to concerned executives, academicians, researchers, field engineers, policy makers and others to whom you feel necessary in your esteemed institution/organization.
Dr. Manish Kumar Jain,
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering,
Centre of Mining Environment
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004
Ph : 91-326-2235476 (O), 91-326-2235576 (R)
91-9431711095 (M), 91-326- 2296624(Fax)
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Three Day Short term course
"SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES"
February 17-19, 2016
Venue: Kolkata, INDIA
We are pleased to inform you that the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India is going to organize a 3 - Day’s Short term course on "SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES" ( SWMP - 2016) during February 17-19, 2016 at Kolkata, INDIA.
12th-13th January, 2015 at Dehradun, Uttarakhand
The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India held two days Regional Evaluation Workshop of ENVIS Centres of Northern Region during 12th-13th January, 2015 at Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The ENVIS Centre hosted at Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, Uttarakhand was organised the Workshop on behalf of the MoEF.
Regional workshop was organized to evaluate the functioning of the ENVIS Centres as per the Guidelines of the ENVIS Scheme, framed by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India. An Expert Committee evaluated "online" the contents of ENVIS website and any other information product. The second day of the Workshop was marked by a crucial training by NRSC officals Shri P. G. Diwakar and Shri Arul Raj on Bhuvan portal, a geospatial portal to enable the GIS-based information in the websites of the ENVIS Centres.
Sh G. Ganesh, ENVIS Coordinator and Ms. Hemlata Mishra, Information Officer from CPCB ENVIS Centre attended the Regional Evaluation Workshop 2015.
All photos of the Northern Region workshop can be downloaded from this link:
Northern Region Workshop Photos
12th September 2014, at TERI, New Delhi
TERI has organized a one-day Seminar on “RE-ENVIS 2014” Overview of Renewable Energy Landscape in India as part of Environmental Information System (ENVIS) activity on 12th September 2014, at TERI, New Delhi.
This seminar was focus on about the current status of Renewable Energy in India and also to Share best practices, models, experiences, lessons learned and innovative methods to the researchers, experts, teachers etc for sustainable future.
Sh G. Ganesh, ENVIS Coordinator and Ms. Hemlata Mishra, Information Officer from CPCB ENVIS Centre attended one-day Seminar on RE-ENVIS 2014.
M/o Agriculture & Farmer Welfare,
Government of India
INTERNATIONAL SOIL DAY
05 DECEMBER 2015
SOIL HEALTH CARD SCHEME
28th - 30th March, 2014 at Gangtok, Sikkim
The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India held three days National Interaction cum Evaluation Workshop of Environmental Information System ( ENVIS) Centres during March 28-30, 2014 at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok, Sikkim. The ENVIS Centre hosted at Sikkim State Council of Science & Technology (SCSTS), Gangtok was organised the Workshop on behalf of the MoEF.
National Workshop was organized to evaluate the activities of ENVIS Centres and decide their continuance based on their performance. All the ENVIS Centres set up by Ministry of Environment and Forests was invited to make the presentation of their activities in the workshop for the larger dissemination and also evaluation by the MoEF.
Sh G. Ganesh, ENVIS Coordinator and Ms. Hemlata Mishra, Information Officer from CPCB ENVIS Centre attended the National Interaction cum Evaluation Workshop 2014.
29th-30th August, 2012 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India held two days National Interaction cum Evaluation Workshop of Environmental Information System ( ENVIS) Centres during August 29th - 30th, 2012 at DMI, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The ENVIS Centre hosted at Disaster Management Institute (DMI), Bhopal was organised the Workshop on behalf of the MoEF.
National Workshop was organized to evaluate the activities of ENVIS Centres and decide their continuance based on their performance. All the ENVIS Centres in the country set up by Ministry of Environment and Forests was invited to make the presentation of their activities in the workshop for the larger dissemination and also evaluation by the MoEF.
Sh G. Ganesh, ENVIS Coordinator from CPCB ENVIS Centre attended the National Interaction cum Evaluation Workshop 2012.