Imphal, June 4,
A one day outreach workshop on climate change- making Phayeng a model carbon positive eco- village was held today at Institute of Cooperative Management, Lamphelpat.
Speaking in the inaugural function of the workshop Guest of Honour Deputy Director Directorate of Environment Brajakumar said that Under the initiative of Environment Department along with various line Department built a model project on how to adapt the changing climate. An integrated project was adopted at Phayeng village as a model project where it was composed of 21 components out of which it includes projects of forest conservation, water resources management, livelihood and many more.
He added that self help groups were also introduced to enhance the economy of the people of the area making an alternative livelihood.
He also said that Various training programs will also done for the women. And ICM will be the resource centre for the training programs. The training will include mushroom cultivation, food processing and various others were the people can easily sustain their life.
With the changing climatic condition he said that the people cannot fully depend on agriculture products. People faced many problem in doing agriculture nowadays with the variable change in the climate.
Brajakumar added that they have focused primarily on women because with the changing climate women sector were mostly affected as men can migrate and work to other places. He added that folk women stay in their village and search for their livelihood. He concluded that the training program will focus on the ways to sustain a livelihood for the women of Phayeng.
Addressing the function as Chief Guest Economist Prof Mohendro said that the people have been focusing more on day to day activities and forget the long run. He added that doing something to decrease the drastic climate change will not only benefitted the present generation but will also benefit the next one. It will surely make a comfortable environment for the child which doesn’t see the world till now.
Mohendro said that if Human doesn’t disturb the nature than the earth will not face such drastic change in the climate.
He also said that women plays a very important role and added that there needs a revolution in making livelihood.
The workshop was organised by Institute of Cooperative Management under the sponsorship of Directorate of Environment Government of Manipur.
Director of ICM N. Ranjana was also present as the President of the function.
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