Sikkim’s Green Vision: Strategies and Capacity Building, Volume I- Intersection of Green Tourism and Organic Mission (2018-19)
Project Brief: As the first step in contributing towards the attainment of goal of Green Living and Livelihood generation aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, C-DRAṢṬᾹ undertook extensive secondary research with support and funding from the Information and Public Relations Department of Government of Sikkim. The research involved an intensive and critical review of existing scientific studies, government reports and independent assessments of various green interventions implemented and experimented across the globe with special focus on Sikkim. Sikkim is the world’s first mover to experiment with these concepts under the auspice of the Honourable Chief Minister, Shri. Pawan Chamling, provided a suitable platform to explore these issues.
The research study culminated as a book – a two volume series on Sikkim’s Green Vision: Strategies and Capacity Building. The study helped to delineate some of the best practices that may be replicated in other regions with similar settings and highlighted how various green interventions specifically green tourism and organic farming may help to reinforce and catalyze each other thereby accelerating progress along the sustainable development path. The book attempted to explore the intersections of the different facets of Sikkim’s flagship programs. Eminent policy makers, educationists and experts from various fields contributed to the knowledge base of the book which was co-authored by Dr. Rajlakshmi Mallik, Director, C-DRAṢṬᾹ with Dr. Ajeya Jha, Professor and Head of Department, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT) and Dr. Sherab Shenga, Secretary, Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Sikkim.
The book was launched by Honourable Governor of Sikkim, Sri. Ganga Prasad Chaurasia during Republic Day Celebrations 2019 and Honourable Ex Chief Minister of Sikkim Sri. Pawan Chamling kindly consented to writing the foreword for the book.