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Certificate Course on Ganga Prahari Livelihood Enhancement Course under Green Skill Development Programme from 23 July to 12 August, 2018 at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh


The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has been implementing a Central Sector Scheme of Environmental Information System (ENVIS). Major objectives of ENVIS are to provide scientific, technical and semi-technical information on various environmental issues to facilitate policy formulation and environment management at levels of Government as well as in decision-making aimed at environment protection and its improvement for sustaining good quality of life for all living beings. Recently, the MoEF&CC under its revamped ENVIS Scheme has undertaken a new initiative for Green Skill Development in the environment and forest sector in consultation with the National Skill Development Agency to enable India's youth to get gainful employment and/or self-employment, called the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP). The programme endeavors to develop green skilled workers having technical knowledge and commitment to sustainable development of the country.

 

To disseminate information on Wildlife and Protected Areas, Wildlife Institute of India was included as the 23rd Environmental Information System Centre in India, with the focal theme "Wildlife and Protected Areas" in September 1997 by the MoEF&CC, India. This Centre deals with general matters concerning "Wildlife" and specifically those related to "Protected Areas".

 

WII- ENVIS Resource Partner at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun is organizing Certificate Course on Ganga Prahari Livelihood Enhancement Course under Green Skill Development Programme from 23 July to 12 August, 2018 at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. The course for the Ganga Praharis i.e. identified youth from the villages in the proximity of the Ganga River, is of 3-week duration to empower them so that they could enhance their socio-economic status and conserve biodiversity.

 

Course Brochure

 

TOURIST GUIDE: BIODIVERSITY BASED TOURISM

This course will help the participants to have a deeper understanding of their surroundings and nearby tourist attractions and will help them adopt it as a livelihood option.

 

An overview of the modularized course

MODULES

LEARNING OUTCOMES

MODULE 1: 

Ganga and its Biodiversity

·      Learn about the significance of conserving the Ganga River

·      Understand the Key Biodiversity of Ganga River

·      Gain knowledge about the Rescue and Rehabilitations techniques for first Responders

MODULE 2: 

Cultural and historical significance

 

·      Understand the Cultural and Religious aspects of Ganga

·      Know the Importance of Ghats, temples and other Stretches

·      Musicians, Dancers and Literary figures

·      Understand the Role of religious and cultural activities in spreading and creating awareness about the Ganga River

·      Understand the Role of religious and cultural activities on Ganga Riverine Ecosystem

MODULE 3: 

Village Tourism

·      Understand the Life of People

·      Agriculture, Local crops and Food

·      Understand the Culture

·      Learn about the Significance of Tourism

·      Generation of Income

MODULE 4:

Behavior and Conduct of Tourist Guide

·      Understand the General behavior; personality development and communication skills

·      Environmentally, conscious and responsible behavior

·      Learn about the Basic photography skills

·      Basic First aid

·      Understand the Procedural requirements of a tourist guide

 

 

GREEN AGRICULTURE: BIO COMPOST, VERMICOMPOST AND NURSERY MANAGEMENT

This will enable the participants in setting up their own nursery and adopt it as a livelihood option and reduce their dependent on the Ganga River.

 

An overview of the modularized course

MODULES

LEARNING OUTCOMES

MODULE 1:

Introduction to Nurseries

·      Gain knowledge about different types of nurseries

·      Understand the significance of proper site selection for nursery development

MODULE 2: 

Introduction to different type of Soils

·      Gain knowledge about different types of soil suitable for growing different plants

MODULE 3: 

Seeds

·      Significance of selection of proper seeds and plant species according to climate suitability

MODULE 4:

Site & Soil Preparation

·      Learn about ways for site and soil preparation

·      Understand the need for insecticide, pesticide and other treatments.

MODULE 5: 

Plant Nutrient Management

·      Understand the significance of macro and micro nutrients for plant growth

·      Learn to recognize the different nutrient deficiency symptoms in plants.

MODULE 6:

Composting Techniques

·      Introduction to composting and different composting techniques

·      Introduction to Bio-compost

·      Learn about ways of compost preparation

MODULE 7:

Planting Techniques

·      Learn about different planting techniques

MODULE 8:

Green Compost

·      Introduction to green compost

MODULE 9:

Manure

·      Learn the techniques for preparation of manure

·      Gain knowledge about effects of manure on land and soil

MODULE 10:

Nadep Compost

·      Introduction to Nadep compost

·      Learn the techniques for preparation of Nadep compost

MODULE 11:           

Vermi composting

·      Introduction to Vermi composting and Vermi wash

·      Learn the techniques for preparation of Vermi compost and Vermi wash

MODULE 12:           

Watering and Irrigation Techniques

·      Knowledge of appropriate techniques for watering and irrigating different plants.

MODULE 13: 

Introduction to Greenhouse

·      Knowledge of Greenhouse and its significance

·      Learn the technique for making a greenhouse

MODULE 14:

Pit Preparation

·      Practical experience of preparing and filling pits

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

The course on health and wellness will equip the rural women to setup their own centers and earn their livelihood which will also support the women empowerment objective of the Government.

 

An overview of the modularized course

MODULES

LEARNING OUTCOMES

MODULE 1:

Natural Resource Utilization for Health and Wellness

·      Knowledge of different local natural resources available that can be utilized for women health and beautification

MODULE 2:   

Human Skins

·      Introduction to different type of human skins

MODULE 3: 

Homemade Beautification and Health Wellness Raw Materials and Products

·      Learn about different ingredients used to make homemade products for beautification and health wellness

MODULE 4:   

Personal Grooming

·      Learn about significance of maintaining health & hygiene

·      Learn to do manicure and pedicure with natural products

MODULE 5:  

Hair Treatment with Natural

                          Products

·      Knowledge of different hair types and reasons for hair loss

·      Knowledge of correcting hair loss using natural products and different supplements

·      Learn the techniques of hair coloring using different natural products

·      Knowledge of benefits of henna

MODULE 6: 

Nutrition for Better Health

·      Learn about natural juices prepared from herbal plants & fruits

·      Balanced diet with proper combination of vegetable, fruits and cereals

 

PRASAD AND INCENSE STICK MAKING

Making Prasad and Incense stick from local crops will not only add the value to the crop but will also become a source of income to the rural women.

 

An overview of the modularized course

MODULES

LEARNING OUTCOMES

MODULE 1: 

Natural Resource Utilization

·      Learn about different local natural resources that can be used for making incense

·      Learn about techniques for making incense using local resources

MODULE 2: 

Introduction to Green Packaging

·      Knowledge of green packaging

·      Knowledge of different symbols in packaging

·      Learn different techniques of green packaging

MODULE 3: 

Introduction to Marketing

·      Learn about different ways of marketing

MODULE 4:

Marketing Orientations

·      Knowledge of marketing orientation

·      Learn 4 P’s of Marketing