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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The successful execution of paperless e-Vidhan Sabha will save Himach Pradesh government Rs 15 crore, apart from being environment friendly, Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalyan Singh said on today.

Under the project the assembly was made totally paperless with all the replies to questions, copies of bills and reports being provided online. All ministers were given touch screen devices to do their work. The transition wasn’t a smooth one as many legislators had to take computer training classes to get familiar with the technology. But the hard work has been worth the while.

The state is taking additional steps to save the fragile ecology of the hills and has already finalized an action plan on climate change as a part of adaptation and mitigation strategies, the Governor said in his three minute address on the first day of Himachal Pradesh Assembly session.

The state has also planted 45 lakh medicinal plants, investing Rs 10 crore.

The state has also received a development policy loan of $100 million from the World Bank for shifting towards green growth and sustainable development.

 

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World Bank to Help Sri-Lankan Farmers Improve Productivity and Tackle Climate Change

The project will ensure that all farmers obtain adequate access to training and research

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The project will ensure that all farmers obtain adequate access to training and research. Wikimedia

The World Bank on Monday approved a $125 million loan for Sri Lanka to help small farmers improve productivity and tackle climate change.

The programme will benefit more than 470,000 small farmers in six provinces in the dry zone of the country, selected for being most exposed to climate impacts, the World Bank said in a statement cited by Xinhua news agency.

Sri Lanka is particularly vulnerable to climate-related natural disasters such as floods and droughts with hundreds of people killed in recent years, the report said.

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Sri Lanka is particularly vulnerable to climate-related natural disasters such as floods and droughts with hundreds of people killed in recent years, the report said. Pixabay

“Innovation, including the introduction of improved crop varieties, cropping patterns, water resources management, among others, can help farmers adapt to changing climate and improve their incomes and livelihoods,” said World Bank Country Director for Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough.

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The project will ensure that all farmers obtain adequate access to training and research.

Sri Lanka’s agriculture is one of the worst-affected sectors by climate change. Agriculture contributes about 7.7 per cent to the country’s economy and employs 27 per cent of the population. (IANS)