A two weeks training programme for State Forest Service (SFS) officers on “Application of modern tools and technologies” was conducted at NESAC during September 18th to 29th, 2023 at the request of Central Academy for State Forest Service (CASFOS), Burnihat, Assam.. Dr. S.P. Aggarwal, Director, NESAC inaugurated the training programme and stressed on the need for empowering the forest officials with geospatial technology for effective management of forests in the country. The inaugural session was attended by Dr. Laishram C. Bandana, IFS, Course Director, CASFOS and other faculties from CASFOS.
The topics covered in the training programme were on aerial photography, remote sensing, geographical information system and GPS as tools for forest management. Theory lectures, hands on lab practice and field exercises were conducted during the training. Altogether 47 SFS officers participated in the training programme, out of which 44 were from Rajasthan Forest Service and 3 were from UP Forest Service. Smt. Haobam Suchitra Devi, Scientist/Engineer ‘SF’, FED was the Course Director and Dr. Pebam Rocky, Scientist/Engineer ‘SF, FED’ was the Course Officer for the training programme.