Workshop on Tropical Forest Management for Rangers

Port Blair
23 Oct 2017

A one week Training Workshop for the Forest Rangers of the Department of Environment and Forests on the theme Tropical Forest Management commenced at Forest Training Institute (FTI), Wimberlygunj on Monday. Sponsored by the Directorate of Forest Education, Dehradun, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Govt. of India the initiative is aimed at acquainting the field level officers with the latest concepts and trends in forestry, wildlife, environment and allied subjects. Mr. M.S. Negi, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Principal Secretary (Env.& Forests), ANI was the chief guest of the inaugural function. Inaugurating the workshop, Mr. M.S. Negi, asked the participants to utilise the course to the maximum extent as possible and share their vast experience in the field for better management of forestry resources of the Islands. The guest of honour, Mr. Tarun Coomar, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (WL) and Chief Wildlife warden asked participants to gain enough knowledge so as to equip themselves for the conservation and management of the unique biodiversity of the islands. Mr. D.M. Shukla, Addl. PCCF (P&D) & Secretary (Environment) stressed upon the need of giving due weightage for the experience of the field-level officers in the management of the forests of the Islands. Earlier, Dr. K. Revichandran, CCF(R&WP) & Chairperson, FTI welcomed the dignitaries. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Mr. Joju P. Alappatt, Director of the Institute.