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LRD wins ECA award

LRD wins ECA award
Kethosituo Sekhose receiving the award on behalf of the department.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/15/2019 11:23:15 AM IST

Land Resources Department (LRD), Government of Nagaland and People’s Science Institute, Dehradun have been jointly declared as the winner in the “Community Based Mitigation and Adaptation” category of the 9th edition of the JSW-TOI Earth Care Awards (ECA). 

The award was handed to the winner on November 13 in Delhi, which was received by Kethosituo Sekhose, deputy resident commissioner, Nagaland House, New Delhi on behalf of the department.

LRD received the award for implementing springshed pilot projects in 11 villages, one pilot project in each district during 2016-17 in technical collaboration with People’s Science Institute (PSI), Dehradun.

The pilot projects have been taken up where communities faced critical water shortages and water quality issues. The objective was to rejuvenate drying/dying natural springs through recharge of the underground aquifers by employing appropriate engineering, vegetative or social interventions.

This community led springshed management initiated by LRD, Nagaland and PSI Dehradun have been identified and shortlisted as one of the contenders by the panellists of JSW-ToI ECA 2019.

After thorough examination and eliminations, the Springshed Pilot Project undertaken by LRD Nagaland-PSI Dehradun was voted the winner of ECA 2019 under the “Community Based Mitigation and Adaptation” category. ECA is a joint initiative of JSW and The Times of India group which recognized the actions and innovations for climate change mitigation and adaptation by communities, entrepreneurs, large scale industries, women-led enterprises and urban bodies.

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