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State Release of Integrated Management Plans for Pong Dam Lake & Renuka Wetland on World Environment Day in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

05 June 2023
State release of Pong Dam Lake and Renuka Wetland IMPs during World Environment Day event in Shimla, 5 June 2023 ©DEST HP
State release of Pong Dam Lake and Renuka Wetland IMPs during World Environment Day event in Shimla, 5 June 2023 ©DEST HP

Integrated Management Plans (IMP) for Pong Dam Lake and Renuka Wetland were released by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr. Sukhvinder Singh, and other dignitaries during World Environment Day celebrations in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in India

The IMPs outline the commitment of the Government of Himachal Pradesh to conservation and sustainable management of these wetlands and are a result of collaborative efforts under the IKI-BMUV supported Technical Cooperation project ‘Wetlands Management for Biodiversity and Climate Protection’.

IMPs consider the entire spectrum of ecosystem services and describe effective strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands through a cross-sectoral approach. The implementation involves multiple stakeholders, such as departments of forest, fisheries, tourism, rural development, district administrations and Panchayati Raj Institutions.

These joint efforts promote the integrated management of Ramsar Sites in India and are carried out in close coordination with the National Plan for the Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems (NPCA) of the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India. Ecosystem restoration, environment and biodiversity protection are also important objectives of the Green and Sustainable Development Partnership between India and Germany, to which the project contributes.

Date
June 5, 2023

Location
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Contact Person
Kirtiman Awasthi