State Level Youth Convention on Environment and Ecology Concluded

Bhubaneswar: Nearly 30% of India’s gross agricultural output is lost every year due to soil degradation, poor land management, and counter-productive irrigation practices. A population of about thousands of millions is growing at 2.11% every year. It puts considerable amount of pressure on its natural resources and reduces the gains of development. Environmental issues are one of the primary causes of disease, health issues, and long-term livelihood impact for India. There are many environmental issues in India which includes air and water pollution, garbage disposal, and so on. Environmental problems are rising day by day and youths need to play a pivotal role for protecting the environment. These issues were highlighted in a two days youth convention concluded today at Bhubaneswar. The state level youth convention on environment and ecology was organized here by one of the leading voluntary organisation of the state, People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC), in association with ECOSAVERS Youth Network and Adoptions centrum.
The youths from different parts of the state participated in the convention and decided for massive plantation, protecting forests, campaigning against use of plastics, promoting organic kitchen garden, conserving rain water, making bird nests, observing different days relating to environment and create awareness among general public, youths, children and community people.
Many eminent dignitaries interacted with the youth delegates. Mr. Pradeep Biswal, IAS Additional Secretary to Govt. of Odisha, Planning and Convergence Dept.; Ms. Ruby Rout, Country Director, Adoptions centrum; Prof. Adaramoni Baral; Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary, PECUC; Prof. Manmohan Mohanti, Former HOD, Geology Dept, UU; Prof. Balaram Panigrahi, HOD, Dept. of Soil & Water Conservation Engineering, OUAT; Sushree Shailani Suman, Research Scholar; Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director, PECUC; Rtn Sj. Prasant Kumar Senapati, IAS, spoke on the occasion and gave message to the youths and encouraged them to carry forward their work towards protecting the environment. Jyotirmayee Mohapatra and Jyoti Sankar Mohanty facilitated the convention.