Session on ‘GSDP on pollution monitors’ held

JOLLANG, Oct 22: The Arunachal ENVIS Hub of the environment & forests department, under the aegis of the union ministry of environment and forest & climate change (MoEF&CC), conducted a session themed ‘260 hrs on Green Skilled Development Programme (GSDP) on pollution monitors: Air and water’ at the Art of Living Centre here on Monday.
In his inaugural address, Environment Deputy Director D Dohu Robin highlighted the initiatives of the MoEF&CC.
“Green skills contribute to preserving environmental quality for sustainable future and include jobs that protect ecosystems and biodiversity, reduce energy and minimize waste and pollution,” he said.
Robin said the ministry “is utilizing the vast network and expertise of ENVIS Hubs/RPs, and has initiated the GSDP for skill development in the environment and forest sector to enable India’s youth to get gainful employment and/or self-employment.”
He explained that the candidates who complete the course would be “certified as pollution monitors and become employable in the Central Pollution Control Board, the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCB), municipal corporations, EIA and eco-auditing tasks and projects, and surveys under the GRIDSS programme of the ENVIS scheme, and any activities requiring environment data sampling analysis on work basis.”
Arunachal Pradesh SPCB Chairman AK Shukla and the NERIST’s Environmental Engineering Associate Professor, Dr Ajay Bharti, in their addresses emphasized the need for skilled youths in the environment sector, and said skilled persons would be able to get jobs in several institutions under the MoEF&CC/biodiversity management committees.
Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Y Bidya Laxmi Devi also spoke.