ENVIS Centre, Lakshadweep have started functioning under the department of Environment & Forests on the theme “Status of Environment and Related Issues”. Centre had recruited three staffs under the project.
The activities of ENVIS Centre include collecting, storing, compiling, publishing and dissemination of information regarding “Status of Environment & Related Issues. The data collection is aimed mainly at collecting secondary data available with various departments, institutions and organizations.
The practical sessions of Scuba Diving course were conducted in the lagoon of Kavaratti Island. 18 trainees were attended the program. Shri.C.N. Abdul Raheem, ENVIS Coordinator is also the Instructor for ScubaDive Training. The session covered equipment orientation, scuba gears(accessories) management, basic skills under water, breathing techniques, buddy system, emergency response, underwater navigation etc.
The program aimed at empowerment of local community in marine life conservation by scuba dive training. The technically skilled manpower must be available in the region accordingly the timely activities of conservation programs can be conducted smoothly.