9th September 2016, Dehra Dun
Dr A. Senthil Kumar, Director, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Chief Guest, inaugurated 7th Himalayan Day at ICAR- Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Dehradun and described the role of the Himalayas as creator viz. biggest water resource of the world; store house of global biodiversity; and mentioned that many medicinal plants useful for human health are found on the Himalayas and the role of protective as the Himalayas is considered as 3rd pole of the world. Dr Kumar also emphasized on the integration of geospatial technologies in remote areas of the Himalayas and focused on the recent achievements of Indian Space Research Organization.
Dr P. K. Mishra, Director, ICAR-IISWC reassured that the Institute strives for the sustainable management of the Himalayas, and urged to use the resources available responsibly for their own benefit and for the next upcoming generations.
The deliberations were on the importance of the Himalayan Day, Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture in Indian Himalayan Region, global warming, green house effect, IPCC assessment reports, how a common man can help in environmental sustainability etc.
(Source: ICAR- Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Dehradun)