Saturday, October 16, 2021

Giriraj Singh launches Climate Resilience Information System and Planning CRISP-M tool

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh on Wednesday launched Climate Resilience Information System and Planning CRISP-M tool for integration of climate information in Geographic Information System, GIS-based watershed planning under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA along with Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth in the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Lord Tariq Ahmad through a virtual event.

Addressing the event, Mr Singh said, the CRISP-M tool will help embed climate information in the GIS-based planning and implementation of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA. He further appreciated efforts of British Government and all the stakeholders who supported Rural Development Ministry in developing the tool and hoped that the implementation of CRISP-M will open up new possibilities for the rural communities to deal with the issues of climate change. This tool will be used in seven states where in the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, Government of UK and Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India are jointly working towards climate resilience. The states are Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Rajasthan.

Lord Tariq Ahmad applauded India’s commitment to advancing climate initiative through Mahatma Gandhi NREGS programme. He mentioned that reaching right across India, the scheme is having a positive, life-changing impact. Mr Ahmad said, it is helping poor and vulnerable people to cope with climate change and protecting them from weather-related disasters. He said, the impressive new tool CRISP-M, is the latest example of this great work.

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