Imphal, June 28: Capacity building training programme for frontline staffs, JFMC members and woman self help groups under green India Mission 2016- 2027 was conducted at FDA Hall, Mantripukhri today . The programme was organised by the Forest Development Agency , Central Forest Division. Chief conservator of forest/ TP- III Th Mohendro Pratap graced the function as chief guest while conservator of forest and chairman of FDA, CFD L Lukhoi and DFO and CEO of FDA, CFD L Joykumar were the president and guest of honour respectively . Seed money amounting Rs 20,000 each was also distributed to 10 woman self help groups functioning under different JFMCs as a part of the function. Speaking to the gathering, Th Mohendro Pratap stressed the need for collective effort of people and government in efforts to conserve the deteriorating forest cover in the state. ‘Living beings on earth are experiencing the brunt of climate change due to dwindling of forest area. The earth will not be fit for survival of human being and other living species after some decades if the present generation fails in preventing the devastating impact on forest,’ he said while seeking public support for the forest department in its effort to protect forest. He said the limited forest staffs alone cannot protect forest. Government is not a different entity and people are part of the government. Whatever the government does is for the welfare of the people, he said adding that every effort of the administration cannot be successful without public support.
Chief conservator seeks public support in forest conservation