|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Jan 17: Commissioner/Secretary, Forests, Ecology and Environment Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, today launched Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) at Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing, Jammu.
Dwivedi informed that MoEF&CC has come up with the idea of Green Skill Development Programme for the benefit of unemployed youths to develop a skill without exploiting or destroying the Nature and natural resources. He highlighted the importance of the programme which will impart technical knowledge in Solar Energy Systems. He emphasized to develop such green skilled workforce having technical knowledge for greater employment opportunities and simultaneously fulfilling the obligations of sustainable development which will help in the attainment of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Earlier, B. Siddhartha Kumar, PCCF/Director, Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing, while addressing the participants, said that the State has huge potential of Solar Energy and recognizing this, the Centre is going to build the World's largest Solar Energy Power Plant in Jammu and Kashmir, which would be as big as 5,000 MW for Leh unit and 2,500 MW for Kargil - to be completed by 2023 at an estimated investment of Rs 45,000 crore.
The installation, operation and maintenance of such huge plants shall create an enormous demand for the skilled manpower and GSDP is one such programme which has arrived on a perfect time with employment generation potential. He further informed that the Department has applied for three more Green Skill Development Courses to MoEF&CC.