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  • 09 January, 2024

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Amrit Dharohar Scheme

Recently, Ministry of Tourism started training in Bhitarkanika National Park, Odisha under Amrit Dharohar Capacity Building Scheme.

Goal – To promote unique conservation values of Ramsar Sites’.

Ramsar Convention of 1971, an intergovernmental treaty for conservation and wise use of wetlands, was ratified by India in 1982.

Purpose – To maintain healthy Ramsar Sites which

  • Provide water and food security and buffer the landscape from floods, droughts, and extreme events.
  • Generate local employment and support livelihoods
  • Provide habitats for species Maintain and enhance carbon sinks
  • Conserve and celebrate rich cultural heritage
  • Timeline – From June 5, 2023 till June 5, 2026.

June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day.

Implementation – In convergence with Central Government, State Wetland Authorities, institutions and individuals.

Amrit Dharohar Capacity Building Scheme

  • Aim – To enhance livelihood opportunities for local communities.
  • Implemented by - IITTM, an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with MoEFCC.
  • Training programmes – Alternative Livelihood program (ALP) and Paryatan Navik Certificate (PNC).

Implementation – In 1st phase, 5 Ramsar sites were identified.

    • Sultanpur National Park - Haryana
    • Sirpur wetland – Madhya Pradesh
    • Yashwant Sagar – Madhya Pradesh
    • Bhitarkanika National Park – Odisha
    • Chilika Lake – Odisha

Source: pib

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