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India’s First Centre for CWCM to be Setup in Chennai

Published on February 04, 2021
Current Context: Under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, a dedicated centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM) to be set up in Chennai.
India’s First Centre for CWCM to be Setup in Chennai
  • The announcement for the same was made by Minister of the State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Babul Supriyo.
  • The centre for CWCM will be established in Chennai’s National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM).
  • The NCSCM is a research institute under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • The CWCM centre will address research demands and will fillup the knowledge gaps with respect to capacity development and advance research programs on wetlands of India.
  • It will also work to develop an integrated approach to conserve, manage and wise use of wetlands of India.
  • It will assist the GOI to build partnerships with the national and international agencies which work to conserve wetlands.
  • The CWCM centre will also develop policies and regulatory frameworks to manage, conserve and perform research of wetlands.
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change: Prakash Javadeakr

Question: 

Q.1 Where will be India’s first dedicated centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM) established?
a. Gurdaspur, Punjab
b. Bharatpur, Rajasthan
c. Nagpur, Maharashtra
d. Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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