Agenda for the meeting
Before going into the logistics of project implementation, ORSED (Organization for Social and Environmental Development) Director. Mr. V. Pugazhendhi explained about Global Warming and its consequences. He touched several issues related to the climate change especially the south west and north east monsoons and its consequences for agriculture and fisheries in Tamilnadu.
In the afternoon PIP was discussed. A core committee consisting of 5 members to manage the finances and activities related to the study and 9 district level convenors were selected to carryout the study at each district. If a district represents more than one partner, one partner was identified to take up the overall responsibility.
A four days training was finalized during 20-24 Feb.2009 and the partners were requested to depute more than one staff to attend the training in order to build grass root capacity to handle global warming & environmental related issues in future. It was decided to organize core committee meetings once in every month or as when needed. Prof. S.Rengasamy, (Hon. Chairman, PAD) was asked to coordinate the study.
|Core Committee for the study |
1.Prof. S.Rengasamy (Hon. Chairman, PAD Coordinator for the Study)
2.Mr. Gnanasurabimanai, RCPED, Madurai
3.Ms. K.Vijaya, VMMK, Virudunagar
4.Mr. J.Elangao, ODAM,Tiruchuli
5.Mr. K.Joseph Xavier Raj, PAGE, Sivagangai
District Conveners for the study
1.Madurai District - Mr. R.M. Sundarasekar, RDS
2.Dindigul District - Mr. A. Rajasamsaon, SPRIT
3.Theni District - Mr. Gurunathan, SARVOTHAYA
4.Sivagangai District - Mr. K. Joseph Xavier Raj, PAGE
5.Ramanathapuram District - Mr. D.R. Chandran, IRWO
6.Virudhunagar District - Mr. P. Rajagopal, NEEDS
7.Thoothukudi District - Mr. F.X.R. George, SEDCO
8.Thirunelveli District - Mr.S. Nadesan, CPE
9.Kanyakumari District - Mrs. S. Jansi, PURA