New project to train forestry personnel to collect ground data


Summary: The project will train forestry personnel to collect ground data from forests.Other states where the pilot project will be carried out include Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, West Bengal and Meghalaya. "Saibal Dasgupta, director general of Forest Survey of India, added, "The forestry personnel will collect ground data from forests. The NFMS data will be used to carry out national and state level integrated assessments related to forestry." DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand has been shortlisted among six states where a pilot project to develop a National Forestry Monitoring System (NFMS) will take place. While Uttarakhand has a rich forest cover which makes it important for the study, Meghalaya has community-owned forests. DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand has been shortlisted among six states where a pilot project to develop a National Forestry Monitoring System (NFMS) will take place. The project will train forestry personnel to collect ground data from forests.Other states where the pilot project will be carried out include Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, West Bengal and Meghalaya. NFMS will be conducted under the guidance of the ministry of environment and forests and climate change (MoEF) and with the technical assistance of Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.Director general of forest in MOEF, S S Negi said, "Each state has been selected for its unique forestry management. While Uttarakhand has a rich forest cover which makes it important for the study, Meghalaya has community-owned forests. West Bengal is known for its mangroves."Saibal Dasgupta, director general of Forest Survey of India, added, "The forestry personnel will collect ground data from forests. This includes data about various vegetative species and invasive species.

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