This course has been approved by the Director General of Shipping, Ministry of Surface Transport, Government of India.
Objective: To induct in seafarers the competence necessary to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency.
Duration: Two days
Eligibility: Mandatory for all seafarers before being assigned on board
This two-day aquatic festival on the river Hooghli was hosted in collaboration with the Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of West Bengal, to highlight the deep-rooted influence of the Ganga on our social, cultural and economic lives.
A colourful array of programmes like aquatic sports and display, panel discussion, exhibition and cultural shows, were organized to infuse in the people of the city love and affection for the Ganga and remind them of their obligation to keep the river free from pollution.
The panel discussion on the subject â€˜Mythology and Science Concerning the Gangaâ€™ attracted a host of luminaries like Dr. Ashish Ghosh, former Director General of the Geological Survey of India, Mr. Pranab Roy, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal, Mr. Nrisingh Prasad Bhaduri, eminent litterateur and Dr. K. K. Bandyopadhyay, former deputy hydraulic engineer, Calcutta Port Trust. Young swimmer of eminence, Ms. Bula Chowdhury was felicitated on behalf of the Institute by Mr. Hirak Ghosh, Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal.
The coastal zone of West Bengal â€“ a part of the complex Ganga-Brahmaputra estuarine system â€“ supports a wide spectrum livelihood-seeking activities. These include maritime forestry, agriculture, port-based industry, tourism and the like. However, indiscriminate denudation of forests, unscientific land reclamation, unplanned land use, heavy discharge of pollutants, over-use of the water resources, and above all, natural disasters have served to wreak havoc on the eco-balance and mushroomed into a crisis of overwhelming proportions.
The All India Workshop on Coast Zone Management of West Bengal was held on 14-16 December, 1989.
It was sponsored by the Department of Ocean Development, Government of India, and organized by SEI in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of West Bengal, aimed to provide a forum for all those deeply concerned.
Discussion and deliberation over a matrix of topics ranging from fishery, forestry and eco-culture to disaster management and agriculture underlined the magnitude of the problem and indicated avenues for its solution.
Dealing with some critical matters related to estuarine and coastal environment in West Bengal, thisÂ book emphasizes the need to draw up an action plan for coast zone management.
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