El Salvador's Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Herman Rosa Chavez and his wife Yanira Cota visited the ITC's Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division (PSPD) unit at Bhadrachalam on Wednesday. Yash Shethia of Federation for Ecological Security (FES), Udaipur, Rajasthan, accompanied the couple.
According to a press release, they visited the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) plantation projects registered with the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) and appreciated the social and farm forestry programmes being implemented by the ITC's PSPD unit. H D Kulkarni, Vice-President, ITC, apprised the team members of the CDM and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives taken up by the ITC.
Later, the team members visited Gogubaka village in the division and interacted with the members of Vana Samrakshana Samithis (VSS). They elicited the views of the VSS members on the community forest management initiatives.