Salem: Emphasis on growing trees in hill areas

Tribals told of impact of global warming on environment

SALEM: Tribal People’s Development Society (TPDS), Kannapadi Hills, near Danishpet here in association with C. P. Ramaamy Ayya Foundation conducted a two-day programme on environment for the tribal villagers of the hills recently.

The speakers explained in detail about the changing environment due to global warming and the fall-out that had started affecting the people who used to live in forests and hills.

Eco-friendly move: Tribal Peoples Development Society conducting an environment awareness campaign in Kannapadi hill village in Salem district recently.

Diseases

They also told them the diseases that would attack not only the humans but also the livestock and crops.

The changes would affect the livelihood of tribals, particularly their women.

To minimize its impact the need for growing trees in hills and forests also was stressed.

Later elocution and essay competitions were held for school students.

Women members of self help groups also had been made aware of their role in the changing scenario.

All of them were told to shun plastic sternly.

It should be converted into a mass movement, they pointed out.

Tree saplings were distributed to the participants at the end of the two-day programme.

G. Revathi, M. Govindaraj, M. Vimalanathan, Valarmathi, M. Mani, J. Saminathan and TDPS Director V. Ganesan spoke on the occasion.

From THE HINDU

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