NIRD-PR launches training programme of Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change

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The Hyderabad-based National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) has launched a training programme of Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change (SLACC) to help Rural Poor Farm Holds adapt to Climate Change and sustain their livelihoods.

Under the National Rural Livelihood Mission, the NIRDPR has launched the training programme. The National Institute has taken up training the first batch Climate-Smart Community Resource Persons so that they help the community at the grassroots level to combat the impact of climate change.

The project has begun for Shivapur and Mandla districts of Madhya Pradesh and Madhubani and Gaya districts of Bihar on a pilot basis.

The Course Coordinator and Head of the Centre for Climate Change and Disaster Mitigation, Dr Ravindra S. Gavali says the training will help improve the adaptive capacity of the community especially the poor engaged in farm-based livelihoods to cope with climate change.

Total 638 drought and flood-prone villages of Madhya Pradesh and Bihar are being covered on pilot basis under this first of its kind initiative. The NIRDP Director-General Dr W R Reddy informed that it will be scaled up nationwide in due course. (AIR NEWS)