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Second edition of Odisha Vikash Conclave will be held from August 24 to 26

Bhubaneswar:21/8/18; The 2nd edition of Odisha Vikash Conclave (OVC) to deliberate on the development agenda of the State will be organized from August 24 to 26

The three-day Odisha Vikash Conclave 2018, like the previous 2016 edition, – will serve as platform to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), top government officials, policy makers, academic institutions and corporate leaders  to churn out new development agenda for accelerating growth of the state, said Jagadananda, Convener of Odisha Vikash Conclave.

“The conclave will project comprehensive development perspectives that would guide policy makers and administrators to carry forward the state on the path of progress and prosperity”, said Ghasiram Panda, member of the team OVC.

The OVC will focus on challenges related to Tribal Empowerment & Development; Forest and Non-forest Commons; Food and Nutrition Security; Rain-fed Agriculture; Rural Employment & Migration; Green Skill & Entrepreneurship Development; School Education and Quality Learning; Health; Drinking Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; River Ecology; Inclusive Governance; Fiscal Management & Social Accountability; Democratizing Urban Governance; Panchayati Raj; Towards Resilient Odisha: Disaster & Climate Change Action; Corporate Sector in Localising SDGs; University Community Linkage; Social Exclusion and Inequality and Child Rights informed Ms Sneha Mishra, another active member of OVC.


The Conclave will be attended by CSO and CBO leaders, government officials, corporate leaders, academia and PRI representatives. Various sessions of the conclave will be organised at different locations in the city Bhubaneswar said Ms Pramila Swain.

Vice-chairman of NITI Ayog will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural ceremony at the Rail Auditorium at Chandrasekharpur on August 24. The governance development challenges of the state shall be delivered by development experts, policy makers, corporate leaders and community change makers.

After the deliberations, the Conclave will release a compendium of best practices of sustainable development experimented at the grassroots level. Around 800 participants from across the state have consented to participate in the intensive deliberations along with civil society experts. Among others Bikash Pati, Ms Bharati Chakra, Sudarsan Das, Asima Choudhury, Sudatta Khuntia and Sandeep Pastnaik were present during the press meet.

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