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.