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August 16-31, 2013
Nature Camping
Mr. Rathore interacting with Mr. Shersiya at the Halvad Field Station

RKC as a Nature Camp Site

Mr. B.M.S Rathore, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India visited the Rural Knowledge Centre (RKC) of CEE at Halvad on August 15. He brainstormed along with the field staff to make RKC a nature camp site. He congratulated the team at RKC for their marvelous work and their contribution in the field of sustainable rural management. The team appreciated Mr.  Rathore’s interest in their work and his encouraging words. A special trip to the Little Rann of Kachchh was also organized, in which Mr. Rathore was accompanied by Mr. Rajendra Jadeja, Programme Coordinator, Camping and
Mr. Ayub M. Shersiya, Deputy Programme Coordinator, CEE Halvad from the Rural Programmes Group of CEE. 

Nature Camping
Mr. Sukh receving the 2013 Jan Jagrun Sanman

Jan Jagrut Sanman 2013

This year’s Independence Day holds a special importance for the entire Gram Shilpi family - the Gram Shilpis, Gujarat Vidhyapith and the Rural Programmes Group (RPG) of CEE. Since 2007, RPG in partnership with Gujarat Vidyapith, has been working on cadre-building for sustainable rural development.

One of the Gramshilpis, Mr. Mustukhan Sukh, was honoured with the ‘Jan Jagrut Sanman 2013’ award by the Jan Jagrut Trust, Ahmedabad on August 15. The award is for individuals who have done commendable work towards the uplift and development of the socially neglected and marginalized people. It carries a memento and Rs. 51,000.

Mr. Sukh has a Master’s degree in Social Work. He lives and works in Khatisitra, a tribal village of Banaskantha district. His development work is in the areas of education, health and livelihood generation. He has helped the village in acquiring solar lights, improving agricultural practices and in establishing market linkages. He also provides free education to over 60 children of the village.
Conference on ‘Pathways for Climate Resilient Livelihoods in Himalayan River Basins’
Participants at the International Conference on ‘Pathways for Climate Resilient Livelihoods in Himalayan River Basins’

Dr. Abdhesh Gangwar, Programme Director, CEE Himalayas presented a case study at the International Conference on ‘Pathways for Climate Resilient Livelihoods in Himalayan River Basins’ organized on August 1-2 by Institute of Rural Management, Anand at New Delhi.

The case study highlighted the scope of conservation and cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants for a climate resilient livelihood in the Indian Himalayan region. The study emphasized the need to build the resilience of communities to enable them to cope with the impacts of climate change. This could be achieved to a great extent by making sustainable use of the local biological resources; by maintaining a rich diversity of crops in the farming systems; management of pasture lands; growing fodder trees to support livestock-based livelihoods; identifying and promoting sustainable alternative livelihood options such as cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants and edible mushrooms, beekeeping, pine briquetting and many more depending upon local traditions and resources.

The keynote address was delivered by Professor Emeritus P.S. Ramakrishnan who stressed that cultural diversity and biological diversity are mutually supportive of each other.

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