Workshop on Regenerating Natural Capital Land, Water and Forest
Workshop on Regenerating Natural Capital Land

Workshop on Regenerating Natural Capital Land, Water and Forest

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M.P. Water And Land Management Institute organised a 2 day Workshop on Regenerating Natural Capital Land, Water and Forest. This workshop was organized in Association with Club of Rome, Development Alternatives and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies on 27th and 28th August 2019. In this workshop, 162 participants from different states participated. Shri Kamleshwar Patel Hon'ble Minister Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Shri Jaivardhan Singh, Hon'ble Minister of Urban Administration Department and Shri PC Sharma, Hon'ble Minister of Public Relations Department and Science and Technology department also participated in the workshop. Shri Kamleshwar Patel stressed the need of joint efforts of Government and Society for conservation of land, water and forest. Shri Jaivardhan Singh expressed his deep concern on uncontrolled exploitation of groundwater and advocated highest priority to water recharging for solving the problem of water scarcity in urban areas. Shri PC Sharma said that land, water and forest should not be considered as separate resources but they should be considered as mutually supporting resources. Therefore, integrated efforts are essential for their conservation. Lieutenant General Arun Kumar Sahani, Dr. Ashok Khosla, renowned environmentalist, Mr Vijay Mahajan, Lieutenant General Singh Sandhu, Shri Kirit Parekh, former member of Planning Commission, Shri NK Parmar, Secretary, GoMP, Mining Department, Ms. Shilpa Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, MGNREGA, Mrs. Urmila Shukla, Director WALMI, also actively participated in the workshop along with other well known experts in the domain. After detailed discussions important recommendations were made for improving condition of land, water and forest, especially development of Panchmukhi Samvay for making development of land, water and forest sustainable.