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Odisha has initiated actions on 2nd Phase of the State Climate Change Action Plan

Bhubaneswar:26/10/17: Odisha as a lead State in implementation of the 1st phase Climate Change Action Plan has initiated actions on 2nd Phase of the State Climate Change Action Plan (SCCAP).

This was reviewed by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in a high level meeting held in secretariat conference hall on Wednesday wherein Additional Chief Secretary Forest & Environment Suresh Chandra Mohapatra outlined the issues for discussion.

Taking a programme wise review of the activities taken up so far Padhi directed to make a scientific assessment of the outcomes and benefits derived from 1st phase of action implemented during 2010-11 to 2015-16. The departments were also asked to come up with innovative projects for convergence of funds from different sources.

The 5 year SCCAP from 2016-17 to 2021-22 budgeted with the outlay of around Rs.31, 667 cr was discussed and given in principle approval in the meeting. It was decided to set up a regular follow up and outcome assessment unit for ensuring result oriented utilization of the money spent for the purpose. A two pronged approach was planned to deal with changing climate. These were Adaptation and Mitigation.

 

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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