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‘India’s First Village Atlas’ Is Of Mayem In Goa

In a significant step towards preserving and celebrating India’s rich socio-cultural heritage, Goa’s Chief Minister Pramod Sawant unveiled a groundbreaking initiative – The Biodiversity Atlas of Mayem Village.

This unprecedented atlas offers a comprehensive socio-cultural history that traces back to the 12th century, making it a remarkable repository of historical and ecological knowledge.

A Glimpse into Mayem’s Historical and Ecological Tapestry

  • The Biodiversity Atlas of Mayem Village, heralded as India’s inaugural village atlas, provides an illuminating insight into the captivating journey of Mayem village through time.
  • Delving deep into the annals of history, the atlas unravels the socio-cultural tapestry that has been meticulously woven over centuries.
  • From the village’s humble origins to its transformational milestones, the atlas encapsulates the essence of Mayem’s evolution.

Pramod Sawant’s Call to Preserve Biodiversity

  • Chief Minister Pramod Sawant made a heartfelt plea to the younger generation, urging them to step up in safeguarding biodiversity, and provided reassurance of the state government’s support in accomplishing this vital objective.
  • Sawant emphasized that the guardianship of biodiversity rests primarily with the local community.
  • He stressed the imperative of preventing its degradation, highlighting the obligation we hold to conserve our rich biodiversity for the well-being of future cohorts

The Looming Threat to Biodiversity

  • The village of Mayem in Goa is facing a troubling challenge of biodiversity degradation, where the gradual destabilization of its delicate ecosystem equilibrium has raised significant uneasiness.
  • The intricate interdependence of life that has prospered in Mayem village for generations now stands threatened due to a convergence of factors.
  • Human interventions, urban expansion, and altering land utilization patterns are imposing undue strain upon ecosystems that once coexisted harmoniously, resulting in their vulnerable state.

Key takeaways for competitive examination

  • Minister of Environment & Climate Change in Goa: Nilesh Cabra

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