College of Forestry, Ranichauri organised Webinar on “Responses of Himalayan Ecosystem to Climate Change and Human Interventions” along with Plantation Drive on World Environment Day -2021.

GG News Bureau
New Tehri/Dehradun,6th June . More than 100 multi-purpose tree saplings were planted in the premises of the College of Forestry, Ranichauri, VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Uttarakhand along with a webinar was organised to mark the world environment day on Saturday under the leadership and guidance of Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Ajeet Kumar Karnataka.
The Director Research and officiating Dean of the College of Forestry, Ranichauri Dr Amol Vashisht, Dr Arvind Bijalwan (HoD, Agroforestry), Dr Laxmi Rawat (HoD, Forest Protection), Dr Y. K Negi, Dr Ajay Palwal, Dr. Arunima Paluwal, Mr. Indar, Mr. Pankaj, Dr. Deepa, Dr. Reena Joshi, Dr Ajay Kumar, Dr. R. K. Bijalwan, Dr. Tafiq, Ms. Shikha, Dr. Alok Yewale, Dr. B.S. Butola and other scientific, technical and field staff were present in the plantation programme.
Later around 11 am, an online webinar workshop was organised by College of Forestry, Ranichauri VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar on the topic entitled “Response of Himalayan eco-system to climate change and human interventions”. The programme was Chaired by Prof Ajeet Kumar Karnatak, the Vice-chancellor of the University who delivered a keynote lecture covering the recent issues and solutions for ecosystem restoration.
He emphasized multipurpose fodder tree species plantation and recycling to secure future generations. Prof. Karnatak speaking in the context of the recent Chamoli disaster he qualified the interventions and invasion of mankind in the sensitive Himalayan regions as one of the reasons. The webinar was organized by Dr S. P. Sati, HoD, Social and Basic Sciences and the guest speaker was Dr Navin Juyal, Senior Scientist (retd.), Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. He delivered a highly informative and enlightening lecture with complete facts and figures on the topic. More than 100 scientists and students attended this online webinar and participated in fruitful discussion.
Prof. B.P. Nautiyal, Registrar of the University and Prof. C Tiwari, Director Extension VCSG Bharsar also shared their experience on the issues related to Himalayan ecosystem. Dr Amol Vashisht, Director Research and the officiating Dean of the College of Forestry, Ranichauri delivered the Vote of thanks at the end of the programme.
On the same day, mass plantation of horticultural crops was done at REC, Kanatal also under the guidance of Dr. Laxmi Rawat, OIC, REC, Kanatal. Other Colleges and Research Institutes of Bharsar University also made this day as a great event by planting several kinds of Horticultural, Ornamental and Multi-purpose tree species under the guidance of Prof. Ajeet Kumar Karnatak, Vice-Chancellor of the University.

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