International Mangrove Day celebration by GEC
Today, Gujarat Ecology Commission is celebrating the International Mangrove Day with 104 ICZM villages of Kachchh district and Maliya block of Morbi district through a one day sensitization and awareness workshop on mangrove conservation, protection and regeneration. The workshop would be inaugurated today at 10:30 am at Shri Rajgor Samajwadi, Bhuj by the Member Secretary (GEC), CCF (Kachchh Forest Circle), Director (GEC), DFO (Kachchh West & East), Director (GUIDE) and other distinguished guests. More than 250 coastal community members would take part in this workshop. We welcome you to be a part of this initiative and conserve mangroves together. Invitation
Stakeholder consultations with coastal communities for ICZM plan
GEC, the Gujarat State Project Management Unit of the World Bank funded Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project in association with DHI India is preparing an Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for the Gulf of Kachchh.
As an integral part of the plan preparation, stakeholder consultations with coastal village communities are in progress from July 1, 2016 in Devbhumi Dwarika & Jamnagar districts. These consultations would play a significant role in making an inclusive Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan. Some of the photographs from the consultation are here.
STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATIONS FOR ICZM PLAN OF GULF OF KACHCHH
GEC, the Gujarat State Project Management Unit (SPMU) in association with DHI India is preparing an Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for the Gulf of Kachchh. Consultations with multiple stakeholders are an important part of the plan preparation, which would play a significant role in making an inclusive Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan. For more information about the consultations, please contact Mr. Nischal Joshi, Sr. Manager (Projects), Gujarat Ecology Commission on email@example.com or call on 079-23257656-659. | Tentative Schedule | | Terms of Reference | |Government Resolution ICZM Plan |
GEC initiates steps to conserve natural resources in Navsari
Conservation of natural resources is an important component of the GANDHI project, which is being implemented by GEC in association with Gujarat Vidyapith in Navsari district. As a part of it, GEC has taken up renovation of pond and its beautification in Aat and Samapore villages to promote rain water harvesting. In addition to the same, garden and green belt development work has also been initiated in Sultanpur village. Bhumi Pujan of these activities have been done on May 21, 2016 by Shri S. K. Chaturvedi, IFS, Member Secretary, GEC; Shri R. C. Patel, Nayab Dandak, Gujarat Vidhaan Sabha, Government of Gujarat & MLA Jalalpore; Smt. Rekhaben, District Panchayat Member; Senior Officials of Taluka Panchayat; Shri Timbriya, Coordinator, Krushi Vigyan Kendra; Sarpanch from GANDHI project villages, CBO Presidents & Secretaries and community members. GANDHI project is funded by SICOM, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. Images
Review of draft state level oil spill contingency plan of Gujarat coast
On April 26, 2016 a meeting was Chaired by Shri S. K. Chaturvedi, IFS Member Secretary, Gujarat Ecology Commission & Project Director, ICZMP Gujarat to review the draft state level oil spill contingency plan prepared by KITCO. The meeting was attended by officials of GEC, GPCB, GMB and Forests & Environment Department, Government of GujaratImages
Orientation workshop on CRZ notification for district officials of Anand
Gujarat Ecology Commission (SPMU Gujarat) conducted an orientation workshop on CRZ notification 2011 for the district officials of Anand on April 12, 2016. The workshop was chaired by Dr. Dhavalkumar Patel, IAS District Collector and had a participation of over 27 district level officials from rural development, GPCB, District Coastal Zone Management Authority and other related department. The workshop focused on the notification and its provisions. The sessions were conducted by Mr. Nischal Joshi, Sr. Manager (Project), Gujarat Ecology Commission. Orientation workshops on CRZ notification is an initiative of World Bank funded Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project to build capacity of district officials in managing the coast. Images