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Bioresources Management and Energy Conservation can generate Billions of Dollars and create Millions of jobs

Balasore::14/1/21:In in spite of the rapid pace of developments and technological advancements the mankind is facing a different kind of challenges today. Climate Change or Global Warming, increasing population pressure, Food and nutrition deficiency, Freshwater deficit, Energy crisis, and many other problems are debated around the world. Now COVID 19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century and many more new challenges will come in the future. We have to deal with it and find solutions through scientific and technological intervention said Professor Dinabandhu Sahoo, Vice-Chancellor of Fakir Mohan University, Odisha. While laying the Foundation stone for a multi-crore rupees  Centre of Excellence on “ Bioresources Management and Energy Conservation Material Management” funded by World Bank and Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence & Equity (OHEPEE) Professor Sahoo said, Bioresources Management and energy conservation can not only play a  significant role in combating some of these challenges but also can generate billions of dollars as revenue to our economy and create millions of jobs in the country.

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Professor Sahoo a former Director of  Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) at Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Sikkim and the brain behind India’s Cherry Blossom Festival said Cherry Blossom popularly known as Sakura is a unique bioresource generates billions of dollars in revenue in several countries like Japan, Korea, USA etc. He said India is rich in Biodiversity and rich in Biological resources. If properly managed, it will boost our economy. We need to conserve our biodiversity for future generations and go for bioresources management to fulfil some of the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG).  Prof Sahoo who hails from Delhi University emphasized that the centre at Balsore will concentrate on Biodiversity assessment with special emphasis on seaweeds, mangroves ,medicinal plants ,microorganisms, marine mammals etc. It will also study the pollution monitoring and management; assess the ground and surface water quality. Besides ,the team will carry out research on development of Hybrid Nano-composite materials for energy conservation.

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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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