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Punjab Government & its development partners jointly kicks off partnership program to address land degradation in province.

14 Apr, 2017

Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLMP) of Punjab Government is making vital progress in the fight against land degradation in Punjab Province. SLMP is a key initiative driven by government and other partner agencies (UNDP/GEF/GoP).

Punjab Member Planning & Development Board Khalid Sultan stated this while addressing the inception workshop with stakeholders on Sustainable Land Management Programme jointly organized by the Punjab Planning & Development, Project Coordination Unit of SLMP and National Rural Support Programme at P&D Complex, Lahore.

Addressing the workshop, P&D Member Khaid Sultan said that given the threat of continuing land degradation and its implication for the country’s economy and society, it is important and vital that development partners should have continue to support the SLMP programme and drive it to its completion by ensuring full commitment and availability of resources.

Provincial Coordination Unit of SLMP & P&D jointly organized an inception workshop with NRSP, which has been engaged for establishing community-based organizations in four districts included Bhakkar, Layyah, Khushab and Chakwal, he disclosed.

Member Khalid Sultan also said that the purpose of the workshop was to bring relevant stakeholders together and prepare for on-ground activities and in facilitating NRSP to engage local communities. Over 25 participants representing NRSP, Agriculture department (BARI, OFWM), Punjab Forest department, Planning & Development department, Punjab Ministry of climate change also attended the workshop, he added.