Gangtok, April 20, 2017: ENVIS Centre at Forest, Environment and Wildlife Management Department, Government of Sikkim in collaboration with the Development Alternatives, New Delhi today organized stakeholder’s final consultation workshop for the preparation of State of Environment (SoE) Report 2016 for Sikkim at Forest Conference Hall, Deorali, Gangtok.
The workshop chaired by Dr. Thomas Chandy, Principal Secretary –cum- PCCF and Dr. M. Salahuddin, Scientist ‘F’ from the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India was participated by the representatives from several government departments, institutions, NGOs and senior officers from the Forest department.
The main objective of the workshop was to finalize the Draft of State of Environment Report for Sikkim by incorporating comments, suggestions and recommendations from various stakeholders.
The basic aim of this reporting process is to bring out an overview of the environmental scenario of the State for mainstreaming environment in policy and decision making. It is anticipated that through SoE report, State Government would be able to integrate environmental dimensions in their socio-economic planning for sustainable development.
The State of Environment Report Sikkim 2016 will be the second edition, the first was published in 2007. The report is expected to be published in August 2017.