THE INDIAN Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, will organise a workshop on interactive monitoring and evaluation on National Afforestation and Eco-development Board (NAEB) projects on Saturday.
The workshop is being sponsored by NAEB and Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Around 40 participants, including senior forest officials of Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Chhattisgarh are expected to attend this workshop.
Besides, nine evaluators, who have evaluated the projects under National Afforestation Programme (NAP) implemented by Forest Development Agencies (FDAs) in these States will also join participants during the workshop.
Senior officials from Ministry of Environment & Forest, GoI, New Delhi, and regional director, Forest Survey of India, Nagpur, are expected to deliberate and share their experiences with participants during this one-day workshop. IIFM Director Prof D K Bandyopadhyay, will inaugurate the workshop at 9.30 am on Saturday.
This will be followed by a series of graphical presentations by the FDAs highlighting progress of activities, Forest Survey of India on monitoring of area coverage and survival percentage of the plantations and by the evaluators of the NAP.
According to coordinator of the workshop, Prof H S Gupta, the workshop will deliberate upon monitoring and evaluation reports of projects funded by Government of India, being carried out in 11 districts located in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Chhattisgarh.
Recommendations from the workshop are expected to help Ministry of Environment and Forests make suitable modifications in the programme, being run in more than 600 districts of the country, he said.
Inspector General of Forests, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, will address the concluding ceremony of the workshop at 4.45 pm the same day.