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Dheeraj Gupta reviews progress on Mission LiFE in J&K 

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SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Forest, Environment and Ecology, Dheeraj Gupta today reviewed the progress on the Mission LiFE campaign in Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting here at Civil Secretariat.

The meeting was attended by the Secretary Youth Services & Sports Department, all HoDs of the Forest Department, the Special Secretary of H&UDD, Directors of Urban Local Bodies, the Nodal Officer of PDD, & various other representatives of various departments.

Gupta informed the participants about the significance of the Mission LiFE & explained the indicative seven themes listed out by the MoEFF & CC, GoI under Mission LiFE, and 75 indicative actions thereof.

He also made participants aware that the LiFE Mission envisioned by the Prime Minister is a prestigious national campaign being held throughout the country during the month of May 2023 and shall culminate in the form of a mega event on the eve of World Environment Day on the 5th of June 2023.

He exhorted all participating departments they should ensure their active participation to make it a high-impact campaign.

He further informed the participants that the Prime Minister had presented the idea of “LiFE” meaning (Lifestyle for Environment) at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.

LiFE is basically a public movement to mobilize individuals to become ‘Pro-Planet People’ and lay focus on bringing about behavioral change in individuals to protect and conserve the environment, he said.

The PM launched Mission LiFE on October 20, 2022 at Kevadia, Gujarat.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the nodal ministry for national-level coordination and implementation of Mission LiFE.

During the meeting, the Forest Department presented department-wise (Forest Sector) progress made till date under Mission LiFE.

It has also been conveyed during the meeting that different wings of the Department of Forest Sector are organizing events on enlisted themes.

The events are being documented and uploaded on the portal of MoEFCC as per guidelines of the Ministry. Respective HoDs have been reviewing the progress regularly. So far out of 11000 events targeted by the Forest Department 2280 events have been uploaded on Merilife portal and it is expected that the targets would be achieved in full.

It was decided that all the relevant Departments like PDD, Jal Shakti, Urban & Housing, Higher and School Education, Agriculture, JMC, SMC, Youth Services and Sports and others shall organize the events under Mission LiFE under identified/relevant themes. It was decided that the PCCF will supervise and monitor the progress of the Mission.

The Director Department of Ecology, Environment, and Remote Sensing shall be the Main Nodal Officer for the Mission LiFE and will coordinate the holding of events.

All the Departments including Forest Sector shall prepare day-wise action plans & share the same with Administrative Department (Forest) through PCCF.

Various departments will share their progress and event details as per the devised format /specifications with the concerned DFO (T), District Head Quarter who are Nodal Officers for the concerned districts.

All the Departments apart from daily events shall hold some high-impact mega events in a collaborative mode in each district.


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