World Wetland Day Observed in Chhattisgarh
On the occasion of the World Wetland Day (2 February 2017), a 2-day Workshop (2-3 February) was organised by the State Planning Commission, Govt of Chhattisgarh, jointly with the National Institute of Ecology and the Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur. A report on the Workshop can be downloaded here Final World Wetland Day 2017-Report.
Four Wetland Briefs on for important wetlan areas which include potential Ramsar sites and a Karst wetland were published together with a Brief Report on Status of Wetlands and Policy Perspectives in Chhattisgarh. The publications can be downloaded here.
The positive outcome of the Workshop was the setting up of a State Wetland Authority in the State and a focus on wetlands by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Dr Raman Sngh ji, in his monthly Radio address to the people.