Need for long time project for better climatic analysis: Study

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Sep 2017 13:23:20

By Ashish Rajput,

A combine ecology study to monitor climate changes articulates need of a long time project for better climatic analysis. The short time study leads to establishment of agro meteorological stations at national parks for obtaining climatic data and ecological studies.

Five years study was jointly conducted by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), State Forest Research Institute (SFRI) and Madhya Pradesh Forest Department. The climatic study of national parks was conducted at all the national parks in the country including six national parks in Madhya Pradesh at Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Madhav National Park Shivpuri, Panna and Van Vihar Bhopal.

TFRI, Senior Scientist Dr Avinash Jain, while talking to ‘The Hitavada’, informed that during the five years long study it was ascertained that all the national parks in Madhya Pradesh are well maintained in comparison to other national parks. There are good monitoring of forest and wildlife at six national parks in the State. Study was conducted on 1,000 square metre plots at selected areas of national parks. Technical teams of separate departments conducted their studies on every minute change on the plots right from growth of grass, plants and other weeds.

When questioned about the conclusion of ecological study and impact of prevailing circumstances on climate change, Dr Avinash says, “There are several findings of different research wings during their respective studies at the common plot areas in different national parks but it needs a long span of time to get better results and actual study of climate change”. Dr Jain informed that Indian Council of Forest Research and Education (ICFRE) has taken up good initiatives for climatic studies and several good projects will be soon started for better research activities.

Another senior scientist, on the condition of anonymity, informed that there is an urgent need to plan long term research projects with adequate budget allocation to given pace in research activities. Rigorous research on ongoing climate changes is required to check its adverse impact on agriculture and forestry and future preparedness.