Water is of course, critical to the community. The role of the youth in water management and the extent of their ability to get involved are not always clear but there are cases where the youth are actively taking responsibility for effective water management. The youth have the benefit of a community-based school that implements a culture-based curriculum. Youths are to be encouraged to participate in forest management activities as it is so much a part of their life and livelihood. It is in the hands of youth to educate and empower themselves today so that tomorrow, when they are the leaders of the nation, they can steer its destiny towards the path of progress.
Vinod C. Dixit
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