KHAUNTE INAUGURATES INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

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Panaji June 14, 2019 …Minister for Revenue, Information and Technology, Labour & Employment, Shri. Rohan Khaunte recently inaugurated International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) with the theme “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health”. Minister also felicitated the Awardees for the year 2018-19 for Individual category Dr. Nandakumar Kamat from North Goa and Shri K.D. Sadhle from South Goa and  Surla BMC From North Goa and Curtorim BMC from South Goa.

The Function was organized by the Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB), in association with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and National Biodiversity Authority at the Village Panchayat Hall Salvador do Mundo, Bardez today.

Present on the occasion were Dr. Pradip Sarmokadam, Member Secretary, Goa State Biodiversity Board; Shri Rajendra Kerkar; Expert Member,Members of Goa State Biodiversity Board, Chairpersons and Members of Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) from across Goa, Members of Thematic Expert Committees of GSBB & other respectful public representatives.

Addressing the gathering Shri Khaunte congratulated the awardees and said that these expert persons are the assets of our State who can guide us for the better future for which proper access is required. Assuring Government support to tackle the issues, he urged the entire stake holder to shoulder equal responsibility to address the issue.

Dr. Sarmokadam, briefed about the function while Shri Shubhash Jan and Smt. Siddhi Upaddya compered the function.

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