NASCENT STAGE Centre will attune IAS officers to danger of climate change of India and how they can face the challenge

THE CENTRE IS STILL AT A ‘NASCENT’ STAGE AND WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO COME UP. IT WILL HELP THE ACADEMY WIDEN ITS SCOPE.

NEW DELHI: Environment and climate change will now be a part of the basic training of India’s top administrators.

The government has decided to set up a specialised centre on climate change at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

The academy provides training to newly recruited Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers and offers specialised in-job courses for IAS officers at different levels. Several new courses on emerging areas in India have also been initiated in the academy in the last few years.

Latest feather in the cap is the specialised centre to attune IAS officers to the danger of climate change for India and how administrators can help in fighting the challenge which is expected to impact every region in the country.

A recent environment ministry study has indicated that the threat of climate change in India is real and adapting to the fast-changing weather will be key to fighting global warming. For that, administrators at the ground level need to know about its threats and ways it can be dealt with in a cost-effective manner.

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