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Capacity-building workshop on climate action organized in Cachar district

A day-long capacity-building workshop on climate action for Cachar district was organized by ACCMS


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Nov 2022 5:34 AM GMT

SILCHAR: A day-long capacity-building workshop on climate action for Cachar district was organized by the Assam Climate Change Management Society (ACCMS), Government of Assam in collaboration with the District Disaster Management Authority, Cachar and Sustainable Knowledge and Climate Action Group at the auditorium of BoscoTech, here on Monday.

The workshop was inaugurated by the CEO, District Disaster management, Cachar, Yuvaraj Borthakur and Divisional Forest Officer, Cachar division, Tejas Mariswamy.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Executive Officer of District Disaster Management Authority, Yubaraj Borthakur said that humankind is responsible for the issue of climatical changes and embracing, preserving and conserving the nature is the only way forward. Citing the example of Ahmedabad, CEO Borthakur highlighted the importance of taking up plantation specifically in the urban areas like Silchar. Borthakur also appealed all to use minimum electric power.

Earlier, speaking at the event, Divisional Forest Officer, Cachar, Tejas Mariswamy reiterated the urgency of taking up initiatives as Assam is already witnessing a lot of extreme weather events which are expected to get more frequent and more intense.

"Climate change is on and its real. If we need to combat the issue of climate change, all the departments have to come together and take collective actions," DFO Mariswamy added.

Rizwan Uz Zaman, technical Consultant, ACCMS in his opening remarks, explained the role and responsibilities of Assam Climate Change Society and the revised State Action Plan on Climate Change. A.R. Ahmed, District Agriculture Officer, Cachar District also spoke on this occasion.

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