What makes us ?

At Jagrut Grahak Mandal-Patan, we are environmental specialists working to protect and awareness enhance India’s environment and natural resources. The innumerable Awareness Activities of environmental protection. we have undertaken are based on knowledge as opposed to the theoretical aspects, ensuring ecological and social sustainability.

 

Monitoring, analysis, and strategy evaluation for activities including environmental safety and environmental awareness in Patan district by the Jagrut Grahak Mandal. Jagrut Grahak Mandal-Patan also receives information from education, inspirational managers, companies and communities for environmental care.

 

We comprise a highly experienced team with in-depth knowledge and ground-level experience. We have a collective experience of 20 years, undertaking environmental impact assessment, environmental management, audit and due diligence, strategic environmental assessment, protection, and enhancement of flora, fauna, habitats and natural resources to companies and Government clients in addition to environmental planning, biodiversity conservation, and regulatory compliance.

 

Strengthened by the presence of corporate-legal expertise within our team, our understanding of how the three words interact – The Public, The Government and The Corporate World – makes us ideal partners for corporations and institutions in implementing their social responsibility efforts. We form the bridge between environmental conservation, Government regulations and corporate business actions and social responsibility efforts. Our environmental expertise extends to conservation across diverse all  gujarat stat.

Introduction

Environment Protection Awareness Mission (EPA) has been organized by the Jagrut Grahak Mandal-Patan for protection of the environment. It aims at protecting; restoring and enhancing India’s diminishing forest cover and responding to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures. It envisages a holistic view of greening and focuses on multiple ecosystem services, especially, biodiversity, water, biomass, preserving mangroves, wetlands, critical habitats etc. along with carbon sequestration as a co-benefit. This mission has adopted an integrated cross-sectoral approach as it will be implemented on both public as well as private lands with a key role of the local communities in planning, decision making, implementation, and monitoring.

 

Mission Goals

  • We do increase Environment awareness programmes to save Environment. 

  • We provide knowledge to people for increase forest/tree and green environment 

  • We providing guidance to people for improving/enhance eco-system services like carbon sequestration and storage (in forests and other ecosystems) and hydrological services and biodiversity; along with provisioning services like fuel, fodder, and timber and non-timber forest products (NTFPs); and To increase forest-based livelihood income of about 300 households.
     

 

Convergence          

Environment Protection Awareness Mission (EPA) hinges upon convergence with related Missions of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, Environment Protection Awareness Mission (EPA) is  Programmes and schemes for better coordination in developing forests and their fringe areas in a holistic and sustainable manner. The coherent approach involving a contribution from converging partners intends to saturate the landscapes with essential need-based interventions at a faster pace. Also, the convergence aims at optimizing efficient use of resources and avoidance of contrast activities which can disturb the balance in the ecosystem due to lack of coordination between different schemes.

 

As a first step towards translation of these efforts into action, Environment Protection of India Mission has issued the Convergence Guidelines of people. Efforts are on to finalize convergence guidelines with other complimentary Awareness programmes/Activities to set out the approach for coordination at field level.

 

Convergence guidelines to people have been framed to ensure a synergized approach which is required to address the challenges being faced in the environment, forest and wildlife sector thereby contributing to ecological security in the context of climate change.

 

Mission Targets (Outputs):

The following targets will contribute towards the achievement of the overall goal/outcomes of the Environment Protection Awareness Mission (EPA):

• Improvement in quality of forest cover and ecosystem services of forests /non-forests, including moderately dense, open forests, degraded grassland and wetlands.

• Eco-restoration/afforestation of scrub, shifting cultivation areas, cold deserts, mangroves, ravines and abandoned mining areas.

• Improvement in forest and tree cover in urban/peri-urban lands.

• Improvement in forest and tree cover on marginal agricultural lands/fallows and other non-forest lands under agroforestry /social forestry.

• Management of public forest/ non-forests areas (taken up under the Mission) by the community institutions.

• Adoption of improved fuelwood-use efficiency and alternative energy devices by project-area households.

• Diversification of forest-based livelihoods of about 3 million households living in and around forests.

 

Ecosystems Service Improvement :

  • Improved ecosystem services and reversal of land degradation in select locations at the landscape level, resulting in an overall net increase in carbon sequestration, higher volumes of NTFP and increased availability of fodder for cattle and other livestock;

  • Augmentation of the shared natural resources on which extreme poor communities depend and therefore, contribute to enhancing and sustaining their incomes;

  • Enhance connectivity between Protected Areas (PA) by geographically targeting investments in biological corridor areas that are remote, fragmented and often poorly connected;

  • Increased availability of tree and plant biomass, Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), firewood and small timber for bonafide use is expected, which are available to communities;

  • Inclusive growth by reaching the yet un-served communities living around remote forest areas; and

  • Increased wage labor opportunities for the local population, particularly during the lean agriculture season, when the bulk of pre-plantation activities are carried out.