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International workshop on climate change being organized in Kashmir International workshop on Climate Change, Glacial Retreat and Livelihoods is being organized at Srinagar by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with the KashmirUniversity and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) from October 12-14, 2009 at SKICC, Srinagar.The Himalayan region hold the key to the India’s ecological and social security by virtue of its being a centre of biological and cultural diversity, the final destination of its life sustaining monsoons and a storehouse for water and other natural resources. “The glaciers in the Himalayas are receding faster than in any other part of the world and, if the present rate continues, a large number of them may disappear by 2035 because of climate change”, warn some of the Indian and foreign environmentalists and geologists. The main reason for de-galcialation is the global warming. The atmospheric levels of Carbon Dioxide are increasing in the earth’s atmosphere t…

GREEN GOLD IN DANGER: PART-IX:-------- Clouds in the Sky: Young Green trees grounded in Bhaderwah


*With the onset of militancy post-1989, even the symbolic checks disappeared*Forest Guards and Foresters did not go into the remote areas *Militancy used as shield by Forest Guards, Foresters *Irreparable damage has been done and consequences are not hard to see*Uncontrolled deforestation in upper reaches directly hits centuries-old livelihood
CM’S RESHUFFLE FAILS TO PUT AN IMPACTTIME TO ACT: Need is to enforce changes at the bottom not at the top because it has been learned thatthe corruption prevails maximum at the bottom level and every nexus is run with the involvement of bottom level field officers. The CM has done its part well now the turn is of Forest Department officers to enforce complete reshuffle of the Forest Guards and Foresters so the Green Gold which is very vital for the human existence can be saved.
Though the young Chief Minister (CM) of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah has realized the importance of Green Gold and its…