The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains, coupled with the impact of climate disasters on natural resource-based livelihoods, has created a dual struggle for many climate-vulnerable locations in the country including Odisha.
Following up on its earlier workshop to inform green recovery efforts in the state, LEAD at Krea University organised a dissemination workshop with key stakeholders. Thirteen strategies of green recovery were identified through stakeholder consultation in three districts of Odisha namely Bargarh, Kalahandi and Koraput and challenges in the way of green recovery were discussed and a note on the same was released. The discussion featured diverse stakeholders namely: government officials, representatives from academia, civil society, farming communities and green activists including:
- Dr. Kalyan Goswami, Director General, Agro Chem Federation of India (ACFI)
- Dr. Debdulal Thakur, Sr. Research Fellow, LEAD at Krea University
- Kritika Jerome, Program Manager, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
- Natabar Sarangi, Scholar and Organic Farmer
- Laxmidhar Biswal, Deputy Director, Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Government of Odisha
- Dr. Madhubrata Rayasingh, Assistant Professor of Economics, National Law University, Cuttack, Odisha
The workshop ended with a series of concluding consultations with key stakeholders and a call for definite actions for green recovery in Odisha.
Press Article: Thirteen Green Recovery Strategies Identified for Odisha’s Agriculture and MSME Sector
Video Coverage: Opportunities and Challenges for Enabling a Green Economic Recovery in Odisha
Presentation: Workshop Deck
Strategy Note: Opportunities and Challenges for Enabling a Green Economic Recovery in Odisha