Climate change SOPs’ to be inherent part of 10-year working plan of all forest divisions in the state

Dehradun : The standard operating procedure related to climate change is going to be an important part of all new working plans of the forest divisions in the state. The working plan are prepared for a period of 10 years by each forest division as per the national working plan code of Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF). The working plan on which all the development activities of a forest division is based is so sacrosanct that once it is prepared , even minor change can not be effected in it without the approval of chief wildlife warden.

DJK Sharma, additional principal chief conservator of forest in Environment and Climate Change (ECC) department said, "Forestry is the most important sector which impact food and water production in longer run. As the working plan is prepared for a long period of 10 years, so big difference can be made for betterment if the development and management policies of reserve forests are framed with regard to climate change."