A National Stakeholder’s Consultation Workshop on ‘Evaluation of the Working/Effectiveness of Forestry Extension System through the Van Vigyan Kendras and Recommendation for its Strengthening’, under Ecosystem Services Improvement Project was held at Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun. The workshop was jointly organized by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and NABARD Consultancy Services, New Delhi.
Dr. Arun Singh Rawat, Director General, ICFRE, inaugurated the workshop. In the inaugural address and introductory remark, he said that the strengthening of Van Vigyan Kendras (VVKs) would be highly beneficial for the extension of forestry research and lab to land program. He told that suggestions of the workshop would be fruitful for achieving the objectives of the study.