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Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) launched

 Source: Imphal Free Press.

IMPHAL | Jul 28 : Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP), an initiative taken up by ministry of environment, forest and climate change to develop green skilled workers was launched today at Apex Institute Manipur, Kangabam Leikai. Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Hub is the outsourced agency for the implementation of this initiative. Coordinator of ENVIS Hub Manipur and state directorate of environment, L. Bijen Meitei said GSDP in the state adopts parataxonomy (The use of less qualified assistance to, or replacement of, taxonomists in the practice and science of classification) including People’s Biodiversity Register as the subject. Giving his reasons for choosing parataxonomy in the state, he said state has biodiversity resources in both plants and animals and need more in depth identification and classification. It is also very relatable with Manipur context, he added. A total of 40 trainees have enrolled and the skill development programme will be of four months. The training will be provided free of cost, Bijen said. Retired professor (economics), Manipur University, Proffesro, N. Mohendro Singh was the chief guest of the function. He appreciated the effort of GSDP to train younger generation to become skilled for nurturing the ‘mother earth.’ He said nature is parents to all and therefore should be regarded to live harmoniously by men. The professor who is also a former member of NER Vision, government of India, advised the trainees stating that they must understand the concept of the training first. He mentioned three important things to be learnt in the training which are parataxonomy, identification, analysis and documentation. The programme was organised by ENVIS Hub Manipur and directorate of environment. It was also attended by associate professors of D.M. College of Science, M. Bhubaneshori Devi and Ningthoujam Uma Devi and assistant professor of Modern College, Shougrakpam Ranjit Singh as presidium members. The pilot project was launched in June 2017 to enable India’s youth to get employment or self employment through development of green skills. It will help in attainment of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs) and Waste Management Rules (2016).