Hyderabad: Expert forest officials are needed to meet the challenge of environment and climate change: IGNFA Director
More efficient forest and environmental officers need to be made Telangana is working effectively in an environmentally conscious manner even though it is a new state of operations to train forest officers to adapt to changed circumstances.
Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy Director Mr. Bharat Jyoti meets Forest Department officials at Aranya Bhavan.
Bharat Jyoti, Director, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), who is on a visit to Hyderabad, today held a meeting with senior officials of the Forest Department at Aranya Bhavan. PCCF R. Shobha explained at the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Bharat Jyoti said that the impact of climate change on the environment is a challenge facing the world and more forest officials need to be trained to tackle it.
He said the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, was training those selected for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) and focusing on the fundamental changes needed to make them more trained.
He also inspected the forest related programs being implemented in Telangana for the last two days and appreciated that the newly established Forest College and Resort Institute along with the Forest Academy were meeting world standards. He expressed hope that Forest College would soon be granted university status.
He said the new state of Telangana was environmentally conscious and the government’s priority on forest protection was good.
Dehradun will soon invite a team of Telangana officials and give a presentation on various forestry practices to the trainee officers.
Bharat Jyoti said that productivity in greenery augmentation programs should be promoted as an alternative to declining forest resources for a number of reasons so that the communities that depend on them can participate more actively in afforestation programs to reap the benefits and generate additional income.
PCCF (Social Forestry) R.M. Dobrial, Additional PCCFs Siddhanand Kukreti, M.C. Pargain, Vinay Kumar, AK Sinha, CCF MJ Akbar, other officers and staff were present.