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Manipur drafting action plan on climate change

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, Sept 11 � None of the North Eastern States except Assam has prepared the draft for the State action plan on climate change. Nagaland has also started the ground work while Manipur is in the process of drafting its action plan on climate change.

Somio Dutta, national coordinator of Delhi based NGO Bharat Jana Vigyan Jatha disclosing this to reporters on the sideline of a two-day consultation workshop here said recently, �Assam�s action plan draft was made after having three consultations at the university level�.

Appreciating Manipur Government�s move to organise public hearing prior to the drafting of the State action plan on climate change, Dutta, who is also the convenor of climate group of beyond Copenhagen coalition expressed the need to recognise the climate change impact studies very seriously.

So far eight Indian States� Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa and Uttarakhand have finalised their drafts for the State action plan on climate change.

�Most of the climate change action plan mission of the country were framed largely with inputs from foreign agencies�, he claimed and warned the masses to be careful of such designs while recommending or drafting the State action plan.

The two-day consultation workshop jointly organised by Centre for Social Development and NE Dialogue Forum on Manipur State action plan on climate change also recommended to prepare the State action plan with due participation of the people and with due recognition of their inherent rights.

The climate action plan should promote human rights-based environment friendly solutions and should ensure full scale respect of community�s rights over their land and resources, especially their right to determine their development priorities towards protecting their land, resources and future.

It also urged the State Governments to refrain from development processes that will impact on survival, livelihood and destruction of the ecosystem of Manipur, besides according equal emphasis on both mitigation and adaptation efforts and strategies.

It said that the State action plan should recognise the traditional role and practices of indigenous peoples both in mitigation and adaptation strategies in combating climate crisis.

The gathering also recommended to implement certain missions like agriculture, water, forest, green Manipur and energy mission under the State action plan. It also urged for preventing the move to privatise the water bodies of the region.

It may be noted that since the last few days the State environment and ecology wing, the nodal agency for the State action plan on climate change action have been organising public hearing across the State in connection with the drafting of the action plan.

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Manipur drafting action plan on climate change

IMPHAL, Sept 11 � None of the North Eastern States except Assam has prepared the draft for the State action plan on climate change. Nagaland has also started the ground work while Manipur is in the process of drafting its action plan on climate change.

Somio Dutta, national coordinator of Delhi based NGO Bharat Jana Vigyan Jatha disclosing this to reporters on the sideline of a two-day consultation workshop here said recently, �Assam�s action plan draft was made after having three consultations at the university level�.

Appreciating Manipur Government�s move to organise public hearing prior to the drafting of the State action plan on climate change, Dutta, who is also the convenor of climate group of beyond Copenhagen coalition expressed the need to recognise the climate change impact studies very seriously.

So far eight Indian States� Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa and Uttarakhand have finalised their drafts for the State action plan on climate change.

�Most of the climate change action plan mission of the country were framed largely with inputs from foreign agencies�, he claimed and warned the masses to be careful of such designs while recommending or drafting the State action plan.

The two-day consultation workshop jointly organised by Centre for Social Development and NE Dialogue Forum on Manipur State action plan on climate change also recommended to prepare the State action plan with due participation of the people and with due recognition of their inherent rights.

The climate action plan should promote human rights-based environment friendly solutions and should ensure full scale respect of community�s rights over their land and resources, especially their right to determine their development priorities towards protecting their land, resources and future.

It also urged the State Governments to refrain from development processes that will impact on survival, livelihood and destruction of the ecosystem of Manipur, besides according equal emphasis on both mitigation and adaptation efforts and strategies.

It said that the State action plan should recognise the traditional role and practices of indigenous peoples both in mitigation and adaptation strategies in combating climate crisis.

The gathering also recommended to implement certain missions like agriculture, water, forest, green Manipur and energy mission under the State action plan. It also urged for preventing the move to privatise the water bodies of the region.

It may be noted that since the last few days the State environment and ecology wing, the nodal agency for the State action plan on climate change action have been organising public hearing across the State in connection with the drafting of the action plan.