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India’s First Biodiversity village ‘Atlas’

Published on August 25, 2023
Current Context: India’s first biodiversity village atlas of Mayem in Goa. The biodiversity atlas of Mayem village was released by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on August 16, 2023.
India’s First Biodiversity village ‘Atlas’
  • The atlas is a 250-page document that maps the flora and fauna of the village, which is located in North Goa.
  • The atlas is the result of a collaborative effort by the Mayem Vaiguinim Grampanchayat, the Biodiversity Management Committee, and the Mayem Panlot Sangh .
  • The atlas is based on the People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR), which was prepared by the village biodiversity management committee under the chairmanship of Sakharam Pednekar .
  • The atlas is India’s first village atlas, and the government plans to create similar atlases for all 191 village panchayats in Goa.
  • The atlas aims to preserve and promote the biodiversity of the village, which is threatened by developmental projects and climate change.


Q.1 Which village in Goa has the first biodiversity atlas in India?
a. Mayem
b. Panaji
c. Vasco da Gama
d. Margao
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