GUWAHATI: "The society which chooses the path of development through conservation of nature can only sustain for long. Imbalance of it is the main reason for the extinction of many human civilization," said Dr. M Ariz Ahmed, IAS, Principal Secretary (Monitoring Division) Govt. of Assam.
Participating in the programme "Biodiversity, climate and our village" organised recently at the joint initiative of Aaranyak and Pobitora Eco- tourism Development Society with support from by ASTEC at the historical village Hatimuria of Morigaon district, Dr. Ahmed expressed that dealing with the climate change was not a task of a single government department while collaboration and collective work from all the frontiers will eventually help in dealing with the very complex problems like climate change.
He advised all the departments and the concerned to work in this regard by making a comprehensive plan. ADC of Morigaon district, Ajit Kumar Sharma assured that he would extend all the assistance from the district administration in this regard.
It is worth mentioning that as part of the efforts to make Hatimuria village of Morigaon district an ideal village capable of tackling climate change by the ASTEC, Aaranyak, a premier conservation organisation in the North East, will encourage the students of the village to live a sustainable life.
Jayanta Kumar Pathak, Manager, Environment Education and Capacity Building Division of Aaranyak interacted with the participants on this. Champak Deka, a local youth and environment enthusiast gave a presentation on 'Hatimuria: Biodiversity Culture and Society'.
Dr. Jaideep Baruah of ASTEC emphasized on the importance of developing plans as a way to achieve the sustainable development goal and climate change. He also focused on building an interpretation centreon biodiversity in Hatimuria Village.
The Principal Secretary also interacted on various environmental issues with the students, women and the community of Hatimuria Village. GautamBhaskar, Arup Bora, Uddhav Deka, Iftikar Hussain, TanviHussain, Pranjit Borah along with Circle officers, Agriculture officials, Police officers were present in the programme.