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Seminar on environmental management
Published on 5 Jun. 2011 11:40 PM IST
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In commemoration of the World Environment Day, a two days national seminar on Environmental Management and Development of North-East India was organised by North East India Council for Social Sciences Research (NECISSR) Shillong from June 3 to 4 in collaboration with PHE and Forest and Environment departments, Govt. of Meghalaya. In his key note address, Dr. S.B. Medhi, IAS (Retd) said it would come to nothing if violation acts were given to violators after the environmental resources are already destroyed.
He said, forest guards and rangers should also be trained properly to protect the environment and stressed the need to have strong networking and data sharing between various regions. Guest of honour, C.P. Marak (IFS) chief conservator of Forest, Govt. of Meghalaya in his speech suggested that people of North east India take the abundant natural resources for granted, holistic approach for management of the environment and protection of environment involving both the government and public.
Galaxy of scholars from different disciplines participated, presented papers and debated on many issues relating to environment and development.
Altogether, seven Ph. D scholars, Soyhunlo Seb, Keneikhoto Yano, Martemjen, Vika V Zhimo, Nukshienla Imchen, Brenda and Mejarenla Longchar and Dr. Toiho Ph.D from department of Geography Nagaland University participated and presented papers on various sub-themes like concepts and issues of environmental management and development, degradation of environment in North East India: Challenges of conservation, management of renewable and non-renewable resources, dams, displacement and environmental management and disasters, climate change and management.

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