Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Convergence for Rural Health Care and Livelihood Security

Convergence of various schemes of Government Departments as well as proper natural resource management is necessary for rural health care and livelihood security, said Shri G. K. Ghosh, Retd. Jt. CEO, Khadi & Village Industries Commission and the Founder President of Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI). Shri Ghosh was addressing a workshop on Rural Health Care System and Livelihood Security held at Jadavpur University. He also informed that the citizen sector organization Krishnaa Human Initiatives is focusing on the convergence of different Government schemes for augmentation of livelihood opportunities for the people at grass root level through natural resource management.

Sri G. K. Ghosh, President of Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI) & Sri Susanta Biswas, Secretary, KHI
interacting in the workshop at Jadavpur University organized by the RC, NAEB, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India
The RC, NAEB, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India organized the workshop in the Administrative Building of Jadavpur University on November 02, 2010, with the august presence of distinguished personalities from relative fields. Besides, Shri G. K. Ghosh, Prof. A N Basu, former VC, Jadavpur University, Prof. S.  Dutta, Pro VC, Jadavpur University, Dr. D. K. Sharma, IFS, DIG, NAEB, Dr. A. K. Banerji, IFS, Former Senior Forestry Consultant, World Bank, Swami Vishwamayananda, Asst. Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Narendrapur and Shri Susanta Biswas, Secretary, KHI were among the guests. The Coordinator of the Regional Centre Prof. (Dr) Asis Mazumdar welcomed all.

The Coordinator of the Regional Centre Prof. (Dr) Asis Mazumdar (centre) & Shri Satyananda Das, Vice-President, Krishnaa Human Initiatives (extreme right) among distinguished guests in the interactive session of the workshop
The speakers emphasized on the need of research on Bioaccumulation of Pollutants etc. maintaining of database, cautious cultivation and profitable marketing. The importance of documentation of proven Traditional Knowledge as well as patenting of Indigenous Knowledge was discussed vividly. The speakers appreciated the view of Shri G. K. Ghosh and referred to the necessity of convergence and the problems of achieving the same.

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