Two-day training workshop on Role and Potential of Van Panchayats/JFMCs for Sustainable Livelihood was organised at Dehradun from July 4-5, 2008 by Amity School of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development.
The training workshop was innaugurated by Mr. Banshidhar Bhagat, Hon’ble Minister for Forest, Environment and Transport, Government of Uttarakhand. Hon’ble Minister appreciated the efforts of Amity in organising the workshop and complemented Uttarakhand Forest Department for this initiative during his thought provoking address. On this occassion Study material book was released by the Hon’ble Minister. Mr. K.L. Arya, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Uttarakhand Forest Department and Managing Director, Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation, Government of Uttarakhand was the Guest of Honour during the occasion.
Prof. B.K.P. Sinha, Director, Amity School of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development addressed the gathering and highlighted the objectives of the workshop.
Around 125 persons comprising of Deputy Forest Officers, Rangers, Forest Guard, Van Sarpanch, Village Pradhans, Van Samiti Members, NGOs and others had attended this workshop. Participants were from far flung areas/terrain of Garhwal/Kumaon region. Feedback forms as received from the participants have indicated in ample terms that they were enriched in their existing knowledge by being exposed to different subject.