One of the major objectives of ENVIRON is to work for the “renewal of renewable natural resources and environment management for mitigation of poverty & climate change” and establishment of a research & educational institute to achieve that goal. Accordingly, ENVIRON has decided to establish the “Institute of Renewable Natural Resource and Climate Change Management (IRNRCCM)”.
Institute of Renewable Natural Resource and Climate Change Management (IRNRCCM)
Mission: Renewal of renewable natural resources towards a healthy environment and mitigation of poverty and climate change.
Vision: To propagate the renewable natural resources for a sustainable future.
According to the latest socio-economic census (source: www.cnn.com/2015/08/02/asia/india-poor-census-secc), 73% of the Indian population lives in the villages. Out of this, less than 5% people earns enough to pay taxes, only 2.5% owns a 4-wheeler vehicle and less than 10% has salaried jobs. 35.7% of these populations are still illiterate and only 3.5% of the students continue their education up to the graduation level. A huge pool of our population lives under poverty without minimum basic amenities. The scenario is more pathetic in the North eastern states of the country.
Even after 70 years of independence, India is a poor country due to the population explosion, injudicious exploitation of natural resources and the imbalanced economical growth. Although India is rich in natural resources, due to the huge population, per capita natural resource of India is much lower. To combat this situation, every stake holder of the society must be motivated towards renewal of every renewable natural resources and their scientific utilization. A revolutionary step in this regard has become a need of the hour.
On the other hand, the phenomenon of climate change in recent times has also thrown up many challenges with regard to the accessibility of resources to the teeming millions and has therefore warranted urgent measures to ensure not only judicious use of the dwindling resources but also greater use of renewable natural resources. Climate change usually refers to the rise in average surface temperature on the earth and is primarily due to the release of methane and carbon dioxide along with other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The increase in the concentration of various green house gases in the atmosphere has many adverse effects on the ecosystems and climate.
Plantation of trees is a widely acknowledged and broadly practiced mitigation strategy of climate change. With sufficient emphasis laid on plantation of economically valuable plants, we will be able to mitigate both climate change as well as poverty. Moreover, utilization of renewable natural resource like water, solar, wind, etc. and trapping and using natural biogas to minimize release of methane gas into the atmosphere are some of the best possible ways for mitigation of climate change and poverty.
The present scenario of injudicious over exploitation of natural resources is creating threat to our planet. Therefore, a dedicated institution which can generate opportunity and develop proper guidelines to carry out scientific study, analysis and propagation of strategies of every renewable natural resource has become inevitable for maintaining a healthy environment and balanced ecosystem.
The Institute will focus mainly on the rural economy and the scientific utilization of every ‘Land Resources’ through plantation of important trees by highlighting the economic benefits of different plants for encouraging maximum plantation. Further, the Institute’s activities will also concentrate on the restoration of forest and wildlife habitat; organic farming by utilizing organic waste; organic tea gardening; agricultural development; livestock and poultry development, fishery development along with the utilization of water, solar, wind and biogas resources, etc. as a part of renewal of renewable natural resources and environment management for mitigation of Poverty and Climate change.
We earnestly solicit the cooperation and donation from all for building the institute.
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