ICZM Yatra concludes its journey
The ICZM yatra, which began on December 18, 2014 has been concluded at Guneri village of Lakhpat block in Kachchh district. During the last 52 days the yatra travelled around 3500 km covering the 160 ICZMP villages along the Gulf of Kachchh. On February 7, 2015 the yatra covered Sayaro and Kaner villages of Lakhpat taluka in the morning hours. The concluding ceremony of the yatra was held at Guneri village. Forest officials, Sarpanch, members of CBO and SHGs were present in the yatra. Overall the concluding yatra was attended by over 400 people including the children. The presence of the Sarpanch and forest officials added value to the gathering. The community members attentively watched the documentaries shown on TV and went back with the pamphlets about achievements of the ICZMP. On the whole, the ICZM yatra has reached more than 63,000 people of the coastal villages with various messages on ICZM. Do follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on the ICZM Yatra! Images
The ICZM Yatra: A Journey of the ICZMP!
SPMU GEC is organizing an ICZM yatra or journey to the 160 project villages along the Gulf of Kachchh in a span of two months. The yatra in the form of a tableau is expected to raise awareness about the scope of integrated concept of coastal zone management and share achievements of the ICZM project.
The ICZM Yatra was flagged off today December 18th 2014 by the Hon’ble Minister of Forests and Environment, Govt. of Gujarat Shri Mangubhai Patel The major objectives of the yatra are as follows:
• To raise the awareness about the scope of Integrated Coastal Zone Management, by involving multiple stakeholders of the project.
• To spread awareness and build capacity of community in coastal zone management approach.
• For branding the ICZM project within project areas and showcase involvement of community and other partners.
• To encourage community and people of all ages towards concerns of coastal zone management and would encourage community to be a part of the ICZM process.
The tableau along with the mobilisation team, members of CBOs/EDCs/SHGs and local leaders would make a stopover at all the project villages and would engage the communities and children with discussion, audio-video shows, bhavai etc.
It is expected that the yatra would be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of Forests & Environment, Government of Gujarat Shri Mangubhai Patel on December 18, 2014 from Dwarka.
The yatra would provide an insight to the project’s achievements through various displays, printed materials and audio-visual medium. It will help to attract people of all ages towards concerns of coastal zone management and would encourage community to be a continuous part of the process. Images
Cumulative progress report of ICZMP Gujarat
ICZM project has completed four years in Gujarat. The project has been able to reach its stakeholders through interventions. Gujarat Ecology Commission as the SPMU of the project is moving towards institutionalising integrated coastal zone management approach in Gujarat. This progress report has information about all its unique activities, which brings together various stakeholders like coastal communities of Gulf of Kachchh, various government departments, NGOs, industries, academic and research institutes. Progress Report