SUBJECT : State level Stakeholder Meeting for Green Skill Development Programme and Grid Based Decision Support System Programme 

State level stakeholder meeting:

State level stakeholders meeting was held on 29.06.2018 at 11.00 AM in the Prana Krushna Parija Hall located inside the office campus. Prof. (Dr.) Ashutosh Debata, ENVIS Coordinator presided over the meeting sharing the objectives of Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) & Grid Based Decision Support System (GRIDSS) programs along with Community Driven Environmental Sustainable Village Programme (CESVP). A booklet compiled by the State ENVIS Hub, Odisha was released. After gone through the programmes to be undertaken by ENVIS Hub with the support of MoEF&CC all the stakeholders discussed in details on different certificate courses being undertaken by different ENVIS Hubs/RPs. Shri H.K. Bisht, IFS, Additional PCCF (Wildlife); Shri Susant Nanda, IFS, Project Director, ICZMP; Dr. A.K. Pathak, IFS, Additional PCCF; Dr. Nihar Ranjan Sahoo, Sr. Environmental Scientist, Odisha State Pollution Control Board; Dr. Pratap Chandra Panda, Principal Scientist, RPRC and others expressed the need of other certificate courses being conducted by other ENVIS Hubs/RPs in Odisha also. Accordingly proposals for additional courses like Waste Management, Scuba Diving, Clean Air Governance and Vehicular Pollution will be submitted to the Ministry subsequently. All stakeholders have given their assurance to extend cooperation in these programs including GSDP, GRIDSS and CESVP.

Dr. Anandi Subramanian, Senior Economic Advisor, MoEF&CC interacted with all stakeholders on different aspects of these programmes. It was also discussed that some diploma courses will be included later under this GSDP in future. Sri Kumar Rajnish, National Progarmme Coordinator, ENVIS Secretariat also shared the activities being undertaken by the ENVIS Secretariat. Dr. K. Murugusan, IFS, Director, Environment-cum-Special Secretary expressed the need of these programmes for sustainable management of environment and extended vote of thanks to all.
Source: ENVIS Hub