A brainstorming cum review meeting focused on the new 52-episode radio serial on climate change and global warming was organised by Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) in association with Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology and All India Radio, Prasar Bharti here on Tuesday.

The State's science and technology secretary Ravinath Raman inaugurated the event. The Director of CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) Manoj Pataraiya and Additional Director General of All India Radio, Prasar Bharti, Raj Shekhar addressed the gathering. They stated that the feedback of listerners of All India Radio is very positive. More than 95 per cent of the nation's geographical area is covered by radio, they said.

Expressing his views on the occasion, the State's former principal chief conservator of forests, Raghu Bir Singh Rawat gave an overview of climate change, global warming and importance of All India Radio. He said that the major cause of Kedarnath tragedy in 2013 was not only deforestation as unplanned tourism, constructions and emission of green house gases from helicopters had also played a part in the disaster.

Speaking on the occasion, the UCOST Director General Rajendra Dobhal focused on the role of civil society for mitigating climate change and global warming. He talked about natural disasters and the importance of glaciers. He said that of the 11 major glaciers being monitored, some are receding while others are advancing.

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