DG IMPARD chairs valedictory function of training courses
Srinagar: Director General J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (J&K IMPARD) Saurabh Bhagat on Friday presided over the valedictory function of two training courses titled “Disaster Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation” for government functionaries working in agriculture sector.
Also a Refresher Training programme was held for the Ministerial Staff of Skill Development Department as well.
The first course was coordinated by Associate Professor, Dr. G M Dar, while Assistant Professor, Dr. M. Ashraf Dar coordinated the second course.
In his valedictory address, DG IMPARD emphasized the role and significance of training in capacity building of functionaries of the government.
Dwelling upon the effects of climate change on the environment, DG said that training helps in orientation of members of concerned organizations which are directly affected by climate change to the concepts of Disaster Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation.
He informed the participants that IMPARD has prioritized the subject of Disaster Management because of its importance in the present day world.
“There is a need to pursue realistic policies in every field. For example, if the people who dwell near forests are not allowed to avail the benefits of firewood, timber and other forest products within allowable limits they will fell down trees to fulfill their genuine needs. This will undo all the effects of forest conservation measures taken by the functionaries of the forest department,” he said.