Source: This post is based on the article “Managing natural resources” published in “The Hindu” on 1st September 2021.
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Meghalaya Government is implementing the Meghalaya Community-Led Landscape Management Project(MCLLMP) to manage its natural resources.
- Meghalaya is a state with almost 70% of the geographical area under forest cover. However, around 40% of this forest cover has degraded into open forests and shrubs.
- There are many reasons for the widespread land degradation. Several of them are deforestation, mining and shifting agriculture (Jhum Cultivation).
- Hence, to manage the natural resources effectively, the Government of Meghalaya is implementing the MCLLMP Project.
About Meghalaya Community-Led Landscape Management Project(MCLLMP):
- MCLLMP is a unique project of the Government of Meghalaya. The project is being supported by the World Bank.
- Aim: To leverage the strength of the community to develop a sustainable Natural Resource Management system that will lead to
- The restoration of the degraded landscape of the state, and
- Build climate resilience and generate opportunities for livelihoods.
- Duration of the Project: 2018-2023 (5 years).
Centre of Excellence in Meghalaya:
- The Centre of Excellence is a one-stop centre for natural resources management.
- Its mandate is to build leadership capabilities to enable close cooperation among departments, democratise access to knowledge and continue with research and development on every aspect of natural resource management.