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Aruchal inks MoU with NESAC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT


ITAGAR, Jan 23: Aruchal Pradesh Environment and Forests department has entered into a MoU with North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Shillong for generation of remote sensing and GIS based data.

The MoU was signed in a meeting of the consultative committee on e-working plan held in the office of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Environment & Principal Secretary (Environment & Forests) to review the progress on e-working plan, working plan and CAMPA

The generation of remote sensing and GIS based data will be for density class, vegetation type and growing stock of all the 24 territorial forest divisions and 3 wildlife divisions i.e. mdapha tiol Park, Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary and Dibang Biosphere Reserve, official sources said here today.

The NESAC will also generate Digital Elevation Model and layering of all above mentioned data which in turn will facilitate the preparation of working plan of all divisions.

Scientist, NESAC, Shillong, Dr. K.K Sharma formally handed over the draft report on remote sensing and GIS based inputs for the preparation of e-working plan of Along Forest Division.

All the DFOs, Conservator of Forests and Chief Conservator of Forests, Aruchal Pradesh participated in the consultative committee meeting in which the progress of e-working plan and methodology for the same was presented and interacted by NESAC, Scientist, K.K Sharma.

While reviewing progress on e-working plan, the DFOs of all the divisions who have not submitted the pre-inventory sample data were directed to submit the same to NESAC by June 30.

The uploading of assets created under Compensatory Afforestation (CAMPA) on e-Green Watch portal of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change was also examined and all the DFOs have been asked to come to the GIS cell of PCCF office to get the details uploaded, if there is any problem.

Additiol Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Working plan & Conservation) and Nodal Officer State CAMPA, Dr. Bipin Behari made a presentation asking all the DFOs, CFs, CCFs to complete the writing of working plan and other associated activities in time bound manner and also submit the progress report of CAMPA activities along with utilization certificate for successful continuation of CAMPA activities with the uninterrupted availability of fund from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.

The officers were also asked to submit Annual Plan of Operations (APO) of CAMPA for 2016-17 with justification at the earliest.

Speaking in the meeting, PCCF and Principal Secretary (Env. & Forests), Dr. Sashi Kumar emphasized on the importance of working plan and exhorted all DFOs and CCFs of territorial divisions to take keen interest in completing targets within prescribed time limit.

He further stressed for preparation of Working Plan, uploading of assets created under CAMPA on e-Green Watch Portal on urgent basis, as required to invite continuous flow of CAMPA fund for the conservation and development of forests.

He also advised the field officers particularly DFOs and territorial Chief Conservator of Forests to carry out regular field inspection and also observe all codal formalities while doing any development work in respect of their divisions, the sources added.

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