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Jammu KashmirCollective efforts can reverse degradation of ecosystems to boost livelihood: LG Sinha

Collective efforts can reverse degradation of ecosystems to boost livelihood: LG Sinha


Srinagar, June 5: and Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday stressed the need for collective efforts to reverse the degradation of ecosystems to boost livelihood, food security and prevent extreme weather.

Addressing a conference “Our Land, Our Future” on World Day, at Sazgaripora here, the Lt governor said “Environment First is our vision and we are committed to revive the damaged ecosystem”.

He said that “our collective efforts to reverse the degradation of ecosystems will boost livelihoods, food security and prevent extreme weather situations”.

The event was organized by Nigeen Lake Conservation Organisation (NLCO).

Sinha highlighted the need for land restoration to reverse the challenges of land degradation, drought and desertification.

He called upon NGOs, financial institutions, organizations, volunteers, civil society members and individuals to act as ‘Agents of Change' and dedicate themselves towards ecological preservation and restoration.

Pollution prevention, increasing green cover and conservation of natural resources should be our common goals, he said.

The Lt Governor reiterated the commitment of the administration towards environment conservation and promotion of sustainable-living.

He also talked about the initiatives and programs of the government aimed at protecting and preserving J&K's rich biodiversity.

Sinha set two important goals for the citizens- to stop the use of single-use plastic and to strengthen the Waste Management System.

He also appealed to the people living in rural areas to identify such works in their villages which can help restore the ecosystem and prevent land degradation.

Appreciating the contribution of Nigeen Lake Conservation Organization in transforming the Gilsar-Khushalsar water body, the Lt Governor assured all possible support from the administration to the organization in its endeavours.

Environment protection pledge was also administered to the people on the occasion. This year, the theme for World Environment Day focuses on Land Degradation, Desertification and Drought resilience.

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