Odisha among the foremost states to adapt climate change measures

Bhubaneswar: Climate Change has been emerged as the biggest threat to the survival of the human society and Odisha is among the most vulnerable areas that are going to be affected due to this. This has made it imperative to take essential measures to mitigate the ill effects of the climate change.
Odisha has become one of the first states to take several steps under the National Climate change Action Plan, National Adaptation fund and Green Climate Fund to mitigate the climate change effect. At the same time, it has also become imperative to raise awareness among the people and organizations for taking positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth, said several experts during a special programme on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day’ at the Institutional farm, College of Forestry of OUAT. The programme was organized by leading Environment and Climate Change advisory firm Ctran.
Inaugurating the programme, Prem Kumar Jha,( IFS) Spcl secy. Housing and Urban Development Department, Govt. of Odisha performed the honours of planting the first sapling. He urged all those present, to show greater concern for saving the environment from pollution because that would ultimately benefit the whole society. “It is our bounden duty to protect the environment and by planting saplings, carbon sink can be created that can reduce emissions” CEO of CTRAN Consulting, Dr. Ashok Kumar Singha said, during the occasion. The occasion saw enthusiastic participation from Dean, College of Forestry, Shri. M.M Hossain who graced the occasion and encouraged the participants, employees of the company, academicians, local community members and school children

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