AICTE Recognized Short Term Course On
Climate Change, Disaster Management and Rural Development
Conducted By NITTTR, Chandigarh
3rd to 7th October 2016
A One Week Short Term Course on "Climate Change, Disaster Management and Rural Development" was conducted by National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, Chandigarh from 3rd to 7th October 2016 at its Chandigarh Campus. Following Students from Civil Engineering Department, Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida attended the course:
- DGIGN-13-CE-8479 MADHURENDRA SHARMA
- DGIGN-14-CE-9456 AVINASH KUMAR PANDEY
- DGIGN-14-CE-9475 KUNAL CHOPRA
- DGIGN-14-CE-9476 MADHAV CHAUDHARY
- DGIGN-14-CE-9494 RAHUL RAI
- DGIGN-13-CE-8515 SOURAV SHARMA
The aim of the course was to highlight major issues of climate change, natural disasters, techniques and strategies for sustainable development mitigating the disasters successfully.
Day 1: 3rd October 2016
The STC was inaugurated by Dr. M. P. Poonia (Director NITTTR) in presence of Dr. J. S. Sainiand Dr. U. N. Roy (Course Coordinator).
Dr. U N Roy started the session with a climate change is causing disaster. He explained the differences between manmade and natural disaster city example of Bhopal Tragedy and cyclones/tornadoes.
Day 2: 4th October 2016
While defining disaster, Dr. Roy discussed its serious disruption in the functioning of society, causing widespread human,material or environmental losses which exceed the ability of affected society to cope up with its own resources. He grouped disasters as natural disaster and man-made disaster city example of Bhopal Tragedy and cyclones/tornadoes. He said that natural disaster can be sudden or rapid onset disasters like earthquakes, landslides, forest fire, avalanche and many more. Natural disaster can be slow like drought, deforestation, desertification, land degradation etc.
Day 3: 5th October 2016
Dr. U N Roy started the session with a lecture on technology of sustainable development. He discussed the new technologies adopted by NITTTR for sustainable development .The next session was presented by Shri Jagat Singh Jangli on mixed forest management in Uttarakhand and discussed the experiments done on barren land and successful cultivation of trees which forms the mixed forest today.
Post lunch session was a case study on Abu Hill which was discussed by Dr. S P Mehra. In this session he talked about extinct specious and their habitats.
Day 4: 6th October 2016
The session was conducted by Mr. Shiva Chithambaram, Research Scholar IIT Roorkee. He discussed aboutclimate change due to anthropogenic activities. He said that Industrial pollution, vehicular pollution, huge deforestation and change in natural landscape and increase in CFC gases have been the major factors for increasing the temperature of the earth surface and its atmosphere. It has led to ecological imbalance and many a time reflected in terms of natural disasters like earthquake, flood, landslide, cyclone, drought, forest fire etc. he stressed that manmade disasters like deforestation, epidemic, pollution, industrial accidents, nuclear explosion etc. are the real causes behind its natural consequences. Disaster management has become an important National as well as International issue particularly in context of some highly damaging disasters which has occurred in recent past like Chennai Flood, cloud bursting and floods in Kedarghati and Jammu and Kashmir, Cyclone in coastal regions, earthquake in J & K and Bhuj, tsunami in Indian continent etc.
Day 5: 7th October 2016
Dr. Roy summarized the proceedings of the STC. A feedback session was also conducted. Later during the valedictory session, participants were awarded the Participation Certificates.