SUBJECT :The G. B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development has started a three week green skill development programme 

Gangtok, February 6, 2020: The G. B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development has started a three week green skill development programme-cum-certificate course on ecotourism livelihood enhancement at its Sikkim regional centre, at Pangthang near Gangtok.

In the inaugural session, Dr. R. K. Avasthe, joint director of ICAR-NOFRI, Gangtok, encouraged the participants by sharing several important views on ecotourism and connected various livelihood potentials with ecotourism. He emphasized that there is a need to have soft skill in ecotourism which generates employment for lolcal people, a press release informs.

As an opportunity, this green skill programme certainly encourages local people to engage in ecotourism enterprises, Dr Avashte added.

Dr .T.N.Deka, in-charge of Spices Board, Gangtok, mentioned that accessible natural assets of the region are blessed to Sikkim Himalaya which further needs to integrate with ecotourism.

Dr. Rajesh Joshi, head of the G.B. Pant institute, Sikkim, explained the institute’s efforts towards ecotourism development in the region and motivated the participants for their active participation.

During the technical session, Rinzeno Lepcha, ecotourism expert, delivered an orientation on ecotourism and its sustainable wheel management.

The training programme is being coordinated by Dr. Devendra Kumar and Dr.Kailash S. Gaira, the release mentions.


Source: Sikkim Express