Majuli, Oct 24: As Majuli aims to be India’s first Carbon Neutral District by 2020, the ‘IORA Ecological Solutions’ and ‘Action on Climate Today’ on Tuesday launched a report on community climate risks assessment in the river island district. The report on ‘Accessing Community Climate Risks in Majuli’ was presented to the District Administration of Majuli in an event organised at the conference hall of DC Office, Majuli on Tuesday. The study was carried out by IORA with support of Action on Climate Today (ACT) under Climate Change Innovation Programme (CCIP) funded by the Department for Intertiol Development (DFID), UK. Today’s event was held in the presence of Pallav Gopal Jha, DC Majuli, Baibhab Nimbalkar, SP Majuli, Jardan Deva Goswami, Satradhikar of Uttar Kamalabari Satra and senior officials from various government departments in the districts.
Government of Assam has made extensive investments in Majuli to protect the island from floods and erosion annually, but these hydro-meteorological events continue to disrupt lives and livelihoods of its people and climate change poses a greater threat. Therefore, long term climate risk mitigation strategies are required to make economic development sustaible in Majuli. The report holistically identifies all the risks and promotes climate resilient development in the river island district. It makes suggestions for climate proofed planning and department wise actioble interventions which will eble Majuli to become climate resilient in the years to come.
Along with the report submission event, ACT-CCIP also organised the second phase of capacity building training programme on ‘Maging Urban Flooding’ for the District Level officers of various line departments in the island district. This training will be followed by another one-day training programme for the community members on operatiolizing and maging the proposed energy generation plant and its enterprise on Wednesday. It may be noted that, this training programme aims at enhancing the capacities of the beneficiaries of the proposed Community Based Renewable Energy Generation Plant to be established at Uttar Kamalabari Satra through an initiative of ACT-CCIP, stated a press release.