Gangtok, Sep 21 (PTI) Sikkim chief secretary Alok Kumar Shrivastava has launched ‘Capacity Building Strategies’ for managing complex disasters in the face of climate change.Also Read - Sikkim Travel Guide - 5 Best Tourist Attractions to Explore

The project is supported by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. It is being implemented by the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and the technical organisation SEEDS with support from the State Disaster Management Authority of the Sikkim government. Also Read - Farah Khan Tests Positive For Coronavirus Despite Being Double Vaccinated, Says 'I Didn't Put My Kaala Teeka'

Chairing the workshop launch, Shrivastava said the capacity building initiative is targeting different institutions, including schools, panchayats and departments concerned. Also Read - Good News! Tourists Can Now Visit Yumthang Valley in Lachung Village of Sikkim

“This approach gives us confidence that we are embarking on a practical approach that will lead to real impact on the ground and for the long run,” he said.

He added the project would work towards formulating “Citizen Oriented Planning which would be suitable to local needs and aspirations.

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