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PD, ICZMP deliberated on importance of geo-synthetic tube installation work at Odisha’sPentha for control of coastal erosion at IIT Chennai:
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai organised a one day workshop on Coastal Zone Management. The workshop organised on 18th April 2014 at Chennai was divided into two sessions. Based on the theme of Coastal Zone Management, the workshop proceeded on ICZM approaches in India and the progress of coastal zone management in pilot states of India.
Dr Ajit Kumar Pattaniak, PD ICZMP Odisha deliberated on the ICZM project framework for sustainable management of Odisha coast in the workshop. He highlighted the key project components of Odisha ICZMP. He specially elaborated on the steps to control coastal erosions at Pentha in Odisha through installation of geo-synthetic tubes andits benefits to the local communities. The safeguard measure would benefit nearly fifty thousand households and control erosions at this fragile coastal beach.
Engineer Jugal Kishore Tripathy, Nodal Officer of Water Resources department which is executing the geo-synthetic tube installation work on under ICZM project deliberated the technical background and progress so far on the work in this workshop.
ICZMP experts deliberated on Sediment Cell and Shoreline Change workshop organized by NCSCM at Chennai:
The National Centre for Shoreline Change Management, Chennai organized a two day workshop on sediment cell and shoreline change mapping for the coastal managers of Indian states. The deliberations are centered on sediment cell which provides input in coastal planning and management. The role of sediment cell in ICZM Plan was discussed elaborately in this workshop.
The sediment budget for the coast of India and delineation of sediment cell for the Indian coast was widely discussed by the experts in the workshop. The sediment cell study undertaken by ICZMP Odisha through extensive Regional Coastal Process Study was also deliberated in the workshop.
The workshop was attended by Shri A.C.Dinakar, Special Project Director and Dr P.K.Panigrahy, Ocenographer of ICZMP Odisha attended the workshop.
Demonstration of sediment cell mapping, shoreline change mapping and ESA mapping were taken up in the concluding day of the workshop. The workshop was organised by NCSCM from 18th March to 19th March 2015 at Chennai. Coastal managers and scientists from different states attended the workshop.
State Project Management Unit of Odisha facilitated a review meeting to monitor the progress of activities under Wildlife wing, Fisheries and OSDMA on livelihood activities under ICZM Project in the state
State Project Management Unit of Odisha facilitated a review meeting to monitor the progress of activities under Wildlife wing, Fisheries and OSDMA on livelihood activities under ICZM Project in the state. The meeting was organized on 15th April 2015 at SPMU. Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director ICZMP, Odisha reviewed the progress of each components with the project implementing agencies and the nodal officers.
The Wildlife wing was directed to facilitate and speed up the infrastructure works such as construction of departmental camp infrastructure, digging of fishbone channel at Rajnagar and ensure the timely completion of the Hukitola renovation work.
The Wildlife wing was also instructed to hire support boats for protection of Olive Ridleys during the season and initiate inspection of speed boats supplied under this project.
Fisheries and ARD department was instructed to facilitate the field level monitoring of the SHG works and distribute remaining financial assistances to the SHGs wherever needed as per the plan.
SEAFEAST branded dry fish promoted in the Krishi Mahostav 2015
Recently launched hygienic solar dried fish products Seafeast was promoted in Odisha Krishi Mahostav 2015. The event was jointly organised by Agriculture, Fisheries and ARD department of Odisha for 4 days. The Seafeast stall was inaugurated by Shri Bishnupad Sethy, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Fisheries & ARD Department. Seafeast products prepared and processed by self-help groups drawn huge response from the visitors in the fair. The fisher community groups assisted under ICZMP sold significant number of Seafeast - dry fish packets processed under hygienic conditions and dried through solar dryers. Fishfed, agency of Fisheries Department marketed these dried hygienic products throughout the fair. The innovative idea was appreciated by the participants of Krishi Mahostav.
PD, ICZMP deliberated on Environment Audit Training Programme
Dr Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, PD, ICZMP deliberated on the impact of restoration of Chilika lake and initiative of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project for coastal restoration to a group of international delegates from 36 countries at a training programme themed on Environment Audit. The programme was organised at Bhubaneswar on under the aegis of Comptroller and Auditor General of India on 4th March 2015. The delegates drawn from 36 different countries across the world learnt on the project management aspects of coastal zone management and strategies adopted for biodiversity conservation programme. PD, ICZMP explained the delegates on the importance of stakeholder participation to timeline compliance in the environment sensitive projects.
Hukitola heritage building to get a face lift under iczmp
Centuries old colonial Hukitola heritage building situated in the Hukitola reserve forest in Kendrapara would get a face lift to attract adventure tourists under ICZM project. Built in the 19th century in the British era, this old colonial building was famous for old laterite masonry structure and its architectural ingenuity. To renovate it, ICZMP has roped in with Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Bhubaneswar centre to preserve the architectural ethos of this heritage building.
“ICZMP has earmarked one crore rupees for the renovation work of Hukitola building. INTACH is the leading organization in heritage conservation work and they would take up structural renovation, chemical conservation and documentation as part of the Hukitola development plan,” said Dr Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, PD, ICZMP Odisha. “The renovation of this iconic built heritage structure would be land mark in attracting the nature lovers. Other visitors amenities including the boats would be added to make it a memorable destination for tourists. ICZMP has provisioned funds in this regard and Forest department has plans to promote it as an eco-tourist complex after the restoration development work,” stated Dr Pattnaik.
SEAFEAST braded dry fish launched in the market:
Under the livelihood support programme ICZMP – Odisha has launched packaged dry fish in Bhubaneswar retail market produced by fisher women self-help groups. The unique solar dried produces are introduced in the annual Adivasi Mela of 2015 as a new food brand Seafeast. The dry fish brand was unveiled jointly by Project Director, ICZMP – Odisha and Director Fisheries of government of Odisha on the 26th January 2015 - Republic day.
Different varieties of dry fish, popularly known as Sukhua in local food markets are now available in a glossy and standardized food grade non-stinking package. in multiple shops would be a reality soon. To introduce the food produce in the market popular dry fish varieties selected based on the high demands due to culinary habits of local consumers. They are dried hygienically in these hybrid modern solar dryers, processed and packaged by the women fisher groups under the brand name “SEAFEAST”.
Community Mangrove Plantation by ICZMP
Fishers of Odisha’s Chilika Lake have shown their renewed faith on the nature by reintroducing mangroves across a vast of 40 hectares land in the intertidal areas along the outer channel. After witnessing three successive cyclonic threats in last one and half decades and practice of shrimp farming detrimental to lake ecosystems resulting in declining fish catch the villagers were looking for some sustainable solution.
The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project in Odisha with a primary objective of conservation of biodiversity and amelioration of coastal ecosystem with active community engagement formulated a strategy for reintroduction of mangrove in Chilika lake. In order to facilitate this endeavour SPMU has engaged technical experts and two non-government organisations to support its effort to facilitate mangrove plantation with active community participation.
MOROCCO ICZM team visited Odisha ICZM Project sites
A delegation from Kingdom of Morocco visited the World Bank supported Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project sites in Odisha on 8th November 2014. The delegation visited the ICZM project sites to see the ICZM approach in different coastal management aspects initiated in Odisha and learn from it. The ten member delegation also interacted with the state project management unit of ICZMP – Odisha to get an overview of the ICZM project in state during their three day visit to the state.
Orientation training programme on mangrove plantation organised for community stakeholders by ICZMP - Odisha
The state project management unit of ICZMP – Odisha organised one day orientation training programme on mangrove plantation for field level committee members on 25th October 2014 at SPMU. The training programme was inaugurated by Shri A.C. Dinakar, APD (Operations) of ICZMP – Odisha. The training programme was organised to sensitise the field functionaries on the technical aspects of mangrove plantation, community procurement procedures, importance of community mobilisation and record keeping by the stakeholders. The support NGOs of SPMU, Pallishree and APOWA made presentations on the status of mangrove plantation activities in the field. The training programme was attended by 24 community stakeholders and field level committee members from Puri and Kendrapara district. The sessions were conducted by the Dr Suchitra Pradhan, Programme Manager, Communication & Capacity Building, Shri Smriti Ranjan Das, Rural Development expert and Shri P.K.Swain, Accountant of ICZMP Odisha. Communication team of SPMU coordinated the training programme.
Phase-IV of the Project Management Training organized at XIMB
The state project management unit of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project in Odisha organized the Phase – IV of the Project Management Training Programme at Xavier Institute of Bhubaneswar on 25th April 2014 at Bhubaneswar. As part of the Capacity Building Training schedule of ICZMP the XIM, Bhubaneswar has carried out this one day hand-holding training programme for the ICZMP nodal officers and specialists of SPMU.
Shri A.C.Dinakar, Additional Project Director (Operations) of ICZMP inaugurated the training session. He encouraged the project managers and key officers of the SPMU to apply the learnings of project management tools in the project planning and execution under ICZMP components.
One day training programme on quality control tests & QA measures organised for field functionaries of ICZMP
A number of construction is being undertaken by different PEAs under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project in Odisha. These infrastructures are developed in order to achieve the primary objective of sustainable management of coastal resources, conservation of biodiversity, promotion of eco-tourism facilities, preservation and renovations of built heritage sites. The durable and quality civil work depends basically on good quality building materials, skilled man power and post construction care. To ensure the standardized quality level of all the civil works pertaining to ICZM project, the state project management unit has commissioned the services to TUV-SUD South Asia Pvt Ltd to monitor and supervise the Quality Control & Quality Assurance (QC & QA) in four nodal departments under ICZMP.
To reaffirm the knowledge base of executing personnel and ensure durability of civil works under the project ICZMP facilitated a training programme for field functionaries of ICZMP on quality control and quality assurance measures on 5th April 2014. The one day training programme was inaugurated by Dr Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, PD – ICZMP at OCZMA conference hall.
ICZMP programme on alternative livelihood for fishers influenced international agencies:
“Alternative livelihood component for fishers”; one of the major livelihood component of ICZMP has found international adulations and support from key environment and livelihood agencies across the globe. In a recently organised International consultative workshop by IUCN at Bangkok on alternative livelihood options for fishers due to ban on fishing many policy makers and programme implementing agencies lauded the ICZMP livelihood model for the affected fishers. Dr Narayan Chandra Biswal, Fishery Expert of ICZMP has presented a detailed presentation on the Fishery component of the project and its implementation model and strategy in the field. The programme was organised on 10th December 2013 with participants from different international agencies viz. IUCN and Ecosystem of Life an India – Bangladesh initiative. The plan for alternative livelihoods for the affected fishers felt necessary across India and Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghana (GBM) region during the workshop.
CDA organised workshop on Ecosystem Health Report Card – Policy Formulation:
The Chilika Development Authority one of the PEA of ICZMP – Odisha organised one day workshop on “Ecosystem Health Report Card – Policy Formulation” in Bhubaneswar. The workshop was inaugurated by Shri Bjayshree Routray, Honourable Minister of Forests & Environment on 19th December 2013. The Ecosystem Health Report Card (Odia version) was released by the Minister in the presence of Shri R.K.Sharma, Principal Secretary of Forest & Environment, Govt of Odisha, Dr R.Ramesh, Director, NCSCM, Dr Anjan Datta, Programme Coordinator, UNEP and Dr Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Chief Executive, CDA-cum-Project Director of ICZMP.
The CDA in collaboration with National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Chennai and University of Maryland, USA had jointly developed the Ecosystem Health Report Card which is a simple way of scientific communication targeted at a wider audience. The first report was out in November 2013 and CDA has now published the report in Odia for its larger stakeholders consultation during this programme on policy formulation.
Ecosystem Health Report Card is a simplified science communication on the ecosystem health status of Chilika Lake conducted by any independent agency. The quantitative assessment of the lagoon’s health is based on water clarity, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll, total catch, commercial fish species diversity, bird count and richness, dolphin abundance, benthic fauna and phytoplankton diversity. Score is given to each indicator and a grade drawn up. The health of the system is codified in colour integrating the physio-chemical and biological property of the water and sediment so that this could be understood and used by the common people for future use. The overall score for Chilika is “B”, which is excellent in spite of anthropogenic pressure of Chilika lake.
The workshop is attended by scientists from Chilika Development Authority (CDA), National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), State Project Management Units of Gujarat and West Bengal, University of Maryland, USA, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) project.
Fifth advisory committee meeting on the progress of Regional Coastal Process Study organised:
The fifth meeting of the advisory committee to review the progress made during the fourth quarter of the Regional Coastal Process Study (Primary Data Collection) under World Bank aided ICZM Project, Odisha was held on 5th June 2013 at SPMU. The meeting was convened to assess the progress of the work in the light of the Fourth Quarterly Report (FQR) submitted by the consultant and to review the final deliverables on data & reports and the discussion on utility of data and modalities for sharing of data. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ajit .Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director, ICZMP, State Project Management Unit of Odisha. The preparation of ToR for Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) in the context of ICZM Planning was briefed and discussed with the committee members.
Dr. P. Chandramohan, Director INDOMER circulated ICZMP text part, sample one year plot of wave and current data and challenges report and made the presentation. Dr. P. Chandramohan thanked all ICZMP officials, Technical Advisory committee members, Anna University officials, World Bank officials etc. and recapped all the work undertaken in the last one year.
Phase – II Project Management Training organised for ICZMP Nodal Officers and staffs:
The State Project Management Unit of Odisha organised the “Phase-II of the ICZMP Project Management Training” for ICZMP & PEA officials at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar from 5th – 7th June 2013. The three day training programme was inaugurated by Dr Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, PD, ICZMP and Director of XIMB. The training was attended by 24 participants from the PEAs including the SPMU officials. The participants were distributed training certificates after the completion of the training programme.
Mid-term review mission of the ICZMP visited Odisha project sites:
The Mid Term Review Mission team of ICZMP visited Odisha from 27th to 29th May 2013. The team was comprised of representatives of World Bank and Society of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (SICOM) with Tapas Paul, Task Team Leader of the World Bank and Dr. Adavesh B. Harponhalli, National Project Director ICZMP. The team visited the Hari Sahadev Temple of Sana Nairi, Wetland Research and Training Centre, Chandraput, Eco-tourism site at Badakul on 27th May 2013 to review the progress of the research studies and infrastructure development under the ICZMP. The team also reviewed the progress of the execution of the different components & subcomponents in respects of different PEAs on 28th May 2013 during the comprehensive review. The MTR team also briefed the state Chief Secretary Shri Bijay Kumar Pattnaik and applauded the progress of the ICZMP work in the state. Other Members of the MTR team who visited the project sites and participated in the review discussions are Partha Priya Ghosh, Mehul Jain, Mausumi Chatterji, Thomos Arang and Sujaya K.
ICZMP organised training workshop on ICZM Plan:
State Project Management Unit, Odisha in collaboration with the SICOM & World Bank organised a 4 days training workshop on “ICZM & Shoreline Management Planning” under the aegis of the World Bank assisted Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Project at Bhubaneswar, the temple city of Odisha. ICZM & shoreline planning are new concept for India and it needs lot of capacity building for initiating the process. Odisha would be the first state to initiate the process of Shoreline management Plan & ICZM plan. This is a challenging task. To facilitate this the SPMU Odisha initiated an interactive and customized training workshop involving the international experts with experience to provide good example and give hands on in the field for better understanding. The key stakeholders from different Government Department, Fishermen, NGOs, academician, experts and scientists participated in the above training programme. As many as 13 departments and the institutes of Odisha Government along with 90 participants of different sectors, senior research fellows, academicians and local stakeholders participated in the workshop.
ICZMP Odisha organised workshop on green building, concept, design, implementation and LEED certification:
The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project of Odisha collaborated with leading international agencies International Science & Technology Consortium (IST) to promote the knowledge base on green building. To promote the Green Building concept, design and implementations among the stakeholders ICZMP has organized a three day participatory workshop with engineers, architects, industry consultants, construction firms and engineering students at Bhubaneswar. The three day workshop titled “Green Building concept, design, implementation and LEED certification” was inaugurated by Dr Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director of ICZMP, Odisha on 17th April 2013. The training programme continued up to 19th April 2013.
Fourth steering committee meeting of ICOMS organised
The fourth meeting of the Steering Committee of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Society of Odisha was held on 21st March 2013 in the Chief Secretary’s conference hall at the Odisha Secretariat, Bhubaneswar. Shri Bijay Kumar Pattnaik, IAS, Chief Secretary of Govt of Odisha and Chairman of the Steering Committee presided over the meeting. Secretaries and key officers of the nodal department have participated in the meeting. The steering committee has suggested constituting a committee to monitor the data base of RCP study and GIS database.
Progress of Regional Coastal Process Study reviewed:
The fourth meeting of the advisory committee to review the progress of the study achieved during third quarter of the Regional Coastal Process Study (Primary Data Collection) under World Bank aided ICZM Project, Odisha was held on 11th March 2013 at SPMU office Bhubaneswar under the chairmanship of Dr. Ajit .Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director of ICZMP, Odisha.
The committee reviewed the quarterly progress of the Regional Coastal Process Study on primary data collection along the Odisha coast. The committee also reviewed the follow up of the recommendations made by the committee in last meeting. The committee also reviewed the work plan for the next quarter.
Training on Project Management organised for ICZMP Nodal Officers and staffs:
The State Project Management Unit of Odisha commissioned the services of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar to impart Training on “Project Management” for effective implementation of the ICZM Project. As part of the 5- days training module the XIMB has organized a ‘Preliminary Workshop on Training on Project Management’ at MDC Conference Hall, XIMB, Bhubaneswar on 6th March 2013 for the PEAs and the SPMU. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr Ajit Kumar Pattaniak, PD, ICZMP – Odisha.
IEC materials released for ICZMP Mangrove Awareness Campaign
The third issue of the quarterly newsletter SAGAR published by SPMU was unveiled by the National Project Director of SICOM during the World Bank support mission visit on 4th February 2013. The customized IEC materials developed by SPMU for the mangrove awareness programme were also released by the Task Team Leader and the Project Director of ICZMP. The mangrove leaflets, brochures, booklets and posters are distributed among 100 eco-club school students as part of ICZMP mangrove awareness campaign.
ICZMP collaborated in organising 4th International Geography Congress
The 4th International Geography Congress was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister Higher Education, Govt of Odisha, Shri Badri Narayan Patra on 16th January 2013 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The theme of the three day congress was “Coastal Zone Management: issues & challenges”. The 4th International Geography Congress was hosted by the Post-Graduation Department of Geography of Utkal University. Dr Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director of ICZMP – Odisha was the guest of honour in the inaugural session along with Prof P.K.Sahoo, Vice Chancellor of the Utkal University, who presided over the meeting. Nearly two hundred experts, faculties, research scholars, students and industry participants from all over the country and neighbouring countries like Bangladesh and Srilanka are attending the congress. The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project of Odisha supported the organization of the 4th International Geography Congress at Bhubaneswar.
The World Bank Mission Team Visited ICZM Project Villages In Odisha
The Fourth Support Mission team of the World Bank visited ICZM project sites in Puri district on 5th February 2013. The team is in Odisha to asses and review the achievements made under the World Bank assisted Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project.
The mission team also reviewed on the physical and financial progress of the ICZM project and its implementation by the respective departments.
ICZMP Odisha Organised Knowledge Exchange Workshop On Mangrove Awareness Campaign With School Teachers
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha plans to launch a massive awareness campaign on the conservation of mangrove and its values and functions in four coastal districts of the state. The mass awareness campaign will be carried out through 100 eco-club schools located in Kendrapara, Puri, Khurda, Ganjam districts. The campaign would be jointly organized by the ICZMP and Wild Life division of Forest & Environment Department in collaboration with the Centre for Environment Studies (CES), Odisha. To prepare a comprehensive road map of the campaign ICZMP organized a Knowledge Exchange Workshop on 27th November 2012 at State Project Management Unit, Bhubaneswar. The meeting was attended by the DFOs-cum-Conveners of the District level Implementation & Monitoring Committee, district level master trainers of the eco-clubs, key resource persons on mangrove conservation programme, NGO partners, ICZMP field functionaries and other stakeholders of the campaign.
Natioal Project Director of ICZMP visits odisha project villages
The National Project Director of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) Shri Bibek Wadekar visited the project villages in Puri district today to see for himself the implementation of different project components in Odisha under the aegis of the World Bank. After taking charge recently as the National Project Director of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project, Shri Wadekar was in Odisha to assess the field level progress and beneficiaries feedback on the different components of ICZM Project under Ministry of Forest & Environment. He also attended a consultation workshop on the capacity building of the other coastal states on coastal management issues under ICZMP in Bhubaneswar.
ICZMP organized the second advisory committee meeting on the progress of Regional Coastal Process Study at Bhubaneswar
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha organized the Second Advisory Committee Meeting constituted to monitor and guide the Regional Coastal Process Study (Primary Data Collection) under World Bank aided ICZM Project, Odisha was held on 24th August 2012 at SPMU office Bhubaneswar under the chairmanship of Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director, ICZMP - Odisha.
The committee has reviewed the quarterly progress of the Regional Coastal Process Study on primary data collection along the Odisha coast. The committee also assessed the methodology and the scientific strategy adopted for the RCPS on three broad parameters viz. Coastal Energy Inputs, Coastal Sediments and Coastal geomorphology.
The quarterly progress report and the forth-coming Monsoon Work Plan for RCPS are presented by Dr. P. Chandramohan, Director of INDOMER the consultant for RCP Study. He shared elaborately the methodology and the strategy for accomplishing the monsoon work plan to the expert advisory committee.
The workshop was also attended by Shri A.C. Dinkar, APD(Operations) of ICZMP Odisha, Dr. P.K.Panigrahy, Ocenographer, ICZMP – Odisha, Dr. A.K.Sahu, Ecologist, ICZMP Odisha and senior scientists from premier institutes and agencies of all over the country.
Fourth General Body Meeting of ICZMP organized at the state secretariat on August 23, 2012
The 4th meeting of the Governing Body of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Society of Odisha was held on 23.08.2012 in the Finance Department Conference Hall of the Odisha Secretariat, Bhubaneswar. Shri R.K.Sharma, IAS, Commissioner –cum-Secretary, Forest & Environment to Govt of Odisha and Chairman of the Governing Body presided over the meeting.
ICZM Project components reviewed by Hon’ble Minister of Tourism and Culture, Govt of Odisha at Satapada, Puri
Shri Maheswar Mohanty, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism & Culture of Government of Odisha reviewed the components of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) at Satapada in Puri District on 23rd August 2012.
Hon’ble Minister reviewed the implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) in Puri District. He emphasised on the land allocation in favour of the OTDC and directed the district administration in this matter. He also directed to speed up the implementation of the eco-tourism components at Sipakuda for the benefit of the local community. Hon’ble local MLA of Brahmagiri also participated in the review meeting.
ICZM Project facilitated a district level review meeting at Puri
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) facilitated a district level review meeting on the progress and challenges of ICZM Project relating to the Puri district on 22nd August 2012 at the office of the district collector in Puri. The meeting was attended by Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director of ICZMP, Shri B.K.Samal, Additional Project Director (F&A) of ICZMP Odisha and other district level officers of the line department.
ICZM Project conducted one day orientation workshop for grass root workers at SPMU, Bhubaneswar
The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha organised one day Induction training workshop for the newly recruited Grassroots Work Force for ICZMP – Odisha. The programme was organised by State Project Management Unit of Odisha on 21st August 2012 at the SPMU conference hall. The programme was inaugurated by Shri A.C.Dinkar, Additional Project Director of ICZMP-Odisha. The basic objective of organizing the training was to introduce and familiarize the newly recruited community mobilizers, community coordinators, NGO coordinators about the aim and objective of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project and develop the understanding of the their role and responsibilities.
ICZM Project organized 3rd Steering Committee Meeting at State Secretariat
The third steering committee meeting of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Society of Odisha (ICOMS) held at the state secretariat on July 10, 2012. State Chief Secretary, Shri Bijay Kumar Pattnaik, IAS chaired the steering committee meeting. ICOMS Chairman directed that the research programmes under the aegis of ICZMP such as Regional Coastal Process Study must create comprehensive knowledge base on coastal zone which will be beneficial for different agencies in standardizing parameters for coastal zone management. The chairman also directed the concerned departments to expedite the projected expenditure and achieve the financial targets during the review meeting.
The steering committee meeting was attended by Shri J.K.Mohapatra, Principal Secretary of Finance Department, Shri Ashok K Tripathy, Principal Secretary of Tourism & Culture, Shri R.K.Sharma, Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Forest & Environment, Shri Sidhant Das, Member Secretary of OSPCB, MD, OSDMA and senior officials from Revenue & Disaster Management, Fishery & ARD, Housing & Urban Development, MSME, CDA with other key officials of the Forest & Environment Department.
Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director of the ICZM Project made a presentation on the progress and achievements of the ICZMP in the meeting. Shri A.C.Dinkar, APD (Operations), Shri B.K.Samal, APD (Finance & Admin) also attended the meeting.
Fishery review meeting organized at SPMU
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha organised a review meeting on the progress of “alternative livelihood opportunities for fisher folk” in the ICZM project villages on July 5, 2012 at SPMU office. Shri Satyabrat Sahoo, Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Fisheries & ARD Dept reviewed the progress of the SHG formation, capacity building and financial assistance to the beneficiaries in different region. Dr Ajit Kumar Pattanaik, Project Director of ICZMP and Shri P. Krishna Mohan, Director of Fisheries also assessed the progress made so far in the fisheries component. Shri U.K.Mohanty, Fishery Nodal Officer of ICZMP, Shri N.C.Biswal, Fishery Expert of ICZMP and ADFs of Kujang, Puri, Ganjam, Balugaon along with the field staffs also participated in the review meeting.
SPMU facilitated a special review meeting on concept design
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha facilitated a special review meeting for the World Bank. The meeting was organised at SPMU on June 11, 2012 to review the proposals relating to concept design for different project components which required the approval of the World Bank. Nidhi and Mausumi Chatterjee, two experts from the World Bank joined the review meeting to assess the concept designs submitted by different architect consultants for Tourism, OSPCB, Forest & Environment Department. Dr Ajit Kumar Pattnaik chaired the meeting and directed the firms to work on the observations of the bank. The expert team of the bank also visited the project sites to prepare field assessment report on the proposals.
ICZM Project organized Procurement Review Meetings at SPMU
The State Project Management Unit of Odisha organized a series of Procurement Review Meetings with the respective Project Executing Agencies (PEAs) of ICZM Project for three days. The review meetings were conducted at the Conference Hall of the State Project Management Unit, ICZMP Odisha from 16th to 18th April, 2012 for taking stock of the latest progress on procurement in respect of all PEAs and to review the major procurement activities slated to be completed by June 2012.
The meetings were headed by the PD, APD (Operations) and the ADP (Finance & Administration) in the company of the SPMU Supervising Officers, the respective Nodal Officers of the PEAs and the Consultants.
The discussions of meetings focused on the implementation of the ICZMP-Odisha component including procurement activities as per the schedules. The extent of achievement of the planned activities and the constraints faced in executing the plans were discussed in detail.
ICZMP facilitated review meeting on Coir-Based livelihood activities under ICZM Project, Odisha
State Project Management Unit of Odisha facilitated a review meeting to monitor the progress of coir-based livelihood activities under ICZM Project, Odisha. The meeting was organized on 1st May, 2012 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Ajit .Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director ICZMP, Odisha at SPMU office Bhubaneswar
At the outset, Dr. A.K. Pattnaik, Project Director, ICZM Project, Odisha welcomed Mr. A.S. Ramakrishna, Dy. Task Team Leader, the World Bank, Mousumi Chatterji, Consultant, World Bank and the participants to the review meeting. After giving a brief outline about the scope of coir component in the project, Dr Pattnaik invited Mr. B.K. Das, Addl. Director, Industries Dept & Nodal Officer (Coir) to make a presentation on the progress made in the component of coir by PEA -Directorate of Handicraft & Cottage Industries (DH & CI) so far. The exhaustive presentation of Mr Das was followed by a presentation by Cluster Pulse, Consultant to the component.
1st Advisory Committee meeting to review the inception report in connection with the Regioanl Coastal Process Study (Primary Data Collection)
1st Advisory Committee Meeting constituted to monitor and guide the Regional Coastal Process Study (Primary Data Collection) under World Bank aided ICZM Project, Odisha was held on 18th April 2012 at SPMU office Bhubaneswar under the chairmanship of Dr. Ajit .Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director, ICZMP - Odisha.
World Bank President ROBERT B. ZOELLICK visits Odisha
World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Wednesday visited coastal Rajnagar block in Odisha's Kendrapada district today to see for himself implementation of mangrove conservation efforts and activities under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP).
He also saw the impact of rapid sea erosion in the area and the steps being taken to deal with the menace. Zoellick, accompanied by several other top World Bank officials, including Roberto Zagha, Country Director, India, Karin Finkelstom, Vice-President, IFC, Thomas Davenport, Director, South Asia Region, IFC, Tapas Paul, Team Task Leader, ICZM Projects, Venu Rajamony, Joint, Secretary, DEA, Govt of India, interacted with representatives of eco-development committees, beneficiaries, impacted families and self help groups at Okilapala Cyclone Relief Centre.
The World Bank group chief visited coastal communities to see how they were participating in planning for and conserving their natural resources in a way that did not hurt their livelihoods.
India’s coastal states joined together for long term ICZM planning
The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) in Odisha, State Project Management Unit, in collaboration with the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) organized a two days national workshop on "ICZM Planning" from Friday, March 16, 2012 concluded on Saturday. Under the aegis of the World Bank assisted Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Project representatives of almost all the coastal states of the country including Andaman & Nicobar Islands congregated in the workshop to prepare a long term ICZM Planning for their respective states. The two day workshop was inaugurated by Sri Debi Prasad Mishra, Hon’ble Forest & Environment Minister, Govt of Odisha at Hotel New Marrion, Bhubaneswar. The key personnel from three states Gujrat, West Bengal and Odisha, currently implementing the ICZM Project participated in the workshop.
Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) is a planning and management process which aims to balance multiple human activities and demands on coastal space and resources with the protection of dynamic and vulnerable coastal systems ensuring the maintenance of the functions and services which they provide.
ICZMP facilitated five day workshop on “Introduction to Integrated Coastal Zone Management” organized at Bhubaneswar
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) facilitated a five day workshop on Introduction to Integrated Coastal Zone Management organized by C.V.Raman College of Engineering at Bhubaneswar. The workshop was jointly organized by Ocenography Center, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA from 28th February to 3rd March 2012.
The workshop was inaugurated by Shri Debi Prasad Mishra, Hon’ble Minister of Forest & Environment, Govt of Odisha on Tuesday. Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director, ICZMP Odisha joined as the Guest of Honour in the workshop.
Dr. Bernhard Riegl, Professor and Associate Director of the national Coral Reef Institute and Dr. Richard Spiller, Professor and Director of Academic Programmes of Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA have joined this workshop as resource faculty on ICZM.
Senior professionals from Environment, Marine studies, Ocenography, Fishery and other key sectors of coastal zone management of the country have also joined workshop as participants.
ICZMP organized a technical workshop on “Sustainable Shoreline Protection & Management Planning” at Bhubaneswar
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha organized a half day technical workshop on “Sustainable Shoreline Protection & Management Planning” at Bhubaneswar on 27th February, 2012. The workshop was organized in collaboration with Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI) New Delhi.. The workshop was jointly organized by Ocenography Center, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA from 28th February to 3rd March 2012.
Mr. Karsten Mangor, a leading Expert of Shoreline Management Planning & Coastal Erosion spoke on ‘’Evolving sustainable shore protection in the context of ICZM and Shoreline Management’’, in the workshop. Dr Rajagopal, an expert from DHI, New Delhi shared about the ICZMP initiatives taken for Tamilnadu. Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik , Project Director of the ICZMP- Odisha chaired the workshop. He also emphasized on the shoreline planning and protection which is the major part of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan during the workshop.
The workshop was also attended by Shri H.K.Bisht, APD(Operations) of ICZMP Odisha, Dr. P.K.Panigrahy, Ocenographer, ICZMP – Odisha, Dr. Debashis roy, Senior Scientist of Forest & Environment Department, Govt of Odidha and senior functionaries, professionals from various Government departments and agencies.
The World Wetlands Day celebrated on 2nd February 2012 at Chilika Lake
The World Wetlands Day celebrated on 2nd February 2012 at Chilika Lake in much fanfare. More than three hundred school children of the Chilika region participated in today’s WWD celebrations organized by Chilika Development Authority(CDA) at Badkul, one of the gateway to Chilika. They displayed the WWD 2012 theme - Wetlands and Tourism flamboyantly in their paintings, writings and articulations in the celebrations. The World Wetlands Day, observed each year on 2nd February across the globe to acknowledge the benefits that we all receive from the wetlands, as well as to raise the awareness of the local communities who derive their livelihood about the importance of the vital ecosystems for our common future. The Ramsar Bureau (Secretariat) took a decision to observe the World wetland day on 2 February from 1997. Chilika Development Authority have been observing WWD in and around Chilika Lake with the active participation of local communities, NGOs, CBOs, school children, local intellectual, eminent dignitaries, religious leaders, local leaders, foreign delegates etc. since 1997.
ICZMP backs LEED certification of green building structures at eco-sensitive sites
The SPMU, ICZM Project Odisha organized a one day capacity building workshop on “Sustainable design, implementation, management and LEED Certification of Green Building” at Bhubaneswar on 17th December 2011. The workshop was organized in collaboration with the International Science & Technology Consortium, USA, Masscutes International Technology, USA, Fentress Architects of USA, RJC Consulting Engineers of Canada, Luminous Renewable Energy Solutions and Luminous Water Technologies.
World Bank team visited ICZMP sites and reviews the implementation programme
The joint implementation and support mission team of the World Bank visited Odisha from 21st of November to 25th November 2011. During its second visit, the joint implementation and support mission team reviewed the implementation progress of the project components undertaken by ten different government departments. The WB joint mission team also composed of members from SICOM, National Project management Unit of MoEF, ICZMP unit of Gujrat and West Bengal. A.S. Ramakrishna, and S.Krishnamurthy specialists of World Bank, Dr. Rajani Mishra of SICOM, Dr. Sailesh Dodia, Barsha Berma, Manish Dohre of Gujrat ICZMP & Minali Changdhar, Suangana Basu & Chayan Sur of West Bengal ICZMP and ecologists, oceanographers, fishery experts, rural development experts, communication specialists of three ICZM Project states joined the support joint mission in the state.
Financial Assistance Released To Fisher SHGs In Puri Under Alternative Livelihood Programme Of ICZMP Odisha
The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha released financial assistance to 24 fisher SHGs of Krushnaprasad block in Puri District under alternative livelihood programme. In a special capacity building and consultation programme on alternative livelihood option for fisher folks of Chilika catchment area organized on 14th November 2011 at Kholamuhan village, 12lakhs of rupees disbursed as first phase financial assistance to SHGs.
ICZMP Odisha facilitated market linkages for fisher SHGs at Cuttack Baliytara
The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha facilitated marketing linkages for fisher SHGs at the famous Cuttack Baliyatra this year. To boost the economical growth of the newly aided SHGs under ICZM Project, the state project management unit has created this buyer-seller platform for the first time in association with the Fishery & ARD Department. Shri Satybrata Sahu, Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Fishery & ARD inaugurated the ICZMP zone at the Fishery stall of the annual Cuttack Baliyatra-2011.
ICZMP Odisha Organised Extended Training Programme On Tally Software
ICZMP organised a day long extended training programme on Tally Software for the Accountants of the Project Executing Agencies (PEAs) at State Project Management Unit office on 5th November 2011.
ICZMP Organised Capacity Building Programme For Self Help Groups
ICZM Project Odisha organised skill up-gradation training and capacity building programmes of SHGs in the project village areas of Chilika catchment area. The field level training programme was organised for one week in Krushnaprasad block of Puri District and 24 selected SHGs have participated in the training programme.
ICZMP Project Director Attended Asian Wetland Symposium (Aws – 2011) At Wuxi In China
Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattanik, Project Director of ICZMP and Chief Executive of Chilika Development Authority (CDA) presented the success story of hydrological restoration and integrated lake basin management of Chilika lake before the world audience in Asian Wetland Symposium held in Wuxu, China. Dr. Pattnaik made presentations on the Lake Wetland session of the international symposium titled “Successful hydrological restoration and integrated lake basin management of Chilika lake; A Ramsar site from India – a journey from Montreux record to Ramsar wetland conservation Award”
ICZMP organised eight day capacity building workshop for its office staffs
The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha organised a Capacity Building & Training workshop for its office staffs at SPMU Office in Bhubaneswar. It was organised from 22nd September to 30th September 2011. The workshop was inaugurated by Shri H.K.Bisht, Additional Project Director (Operations) of ICZMP – Odisha.
Five day induction training workshop organised Grassroots work force
The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha organised a five day Induction training workshop for the newly recruited Grassroots Work Force for ICZMP – Odisha. The programme was organised by State Project Management Unit of Odisha from 16th-20th Septemebr, 2011 at the IMAGE campus. The programme was inaugurated by Dr Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director of ICZMP-Odisha.
The basic objective of organizing the training was to introduce and familiarize the newly recruited 13 community mobilizers and 3 community coordinators about the aim and objective of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project and develop the understanding of the their role and responsibilities.
CRZ notification 2011 envisages for shoreline mapping and coastal zone management plan
A two day state level workshop to disseminate the contents of the “Coastal Regulation Zone Notification – 2011” was organized by Department of Forest and Environment, Government of Odisha on 19th and 20th August 2011. The new revised notification highlights to ensure livelihood security to the fishers and local communities living in the coastal areas. The new CRZ notification also envisages to conserve and protect coastal stretches, its unique environment and its marine areas and to promote development through sustainable manner based on scientific principles taking into account the dangers of natural hazards in the coastal areas. The highlights of CRZ Notification 2011 are shared in the state level workshop organized by the Centre for Environmental Studies and Forest & Environment Department of Government of Odisha on Friday, August 19, 2011.
Forest & Environment Minister Of Odisha Reviewed Iczm Project Components
Shri Debi Prasad Mishra, Hon’ble Minister of Forest & Environment of Government of Odisha reviewed the components of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) pertaining to Ganjam District on 14th August 2011 at Gopalpur.
Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director of ICZMP, Odisha gave an overview of the ICZM Project and its components. He also shared the district wise components under different PEAs of ICZMP in the review meeting.
Shri Mishra, Hon’ble Minister of Forest & Environment expressed his satisfaction on the planned project components of ICZMP in the state. He stressed that massive public awareness and timely execution of the programmes will fulfill the project objective.
ICZMP conducted orientation workshop for Fishery Development Officers
A day long orientation and training programme on ICZMP operation, project objective, implementation and support programme for alternative livelihood for fishers was organised for newly recruited Fishery Development Officers (FDOs) under ICZMP on August 5, 2011. Sri H.K.Bisht, APD (Operations) of ICZMP inaugurated the workshop. He also shared the objective of the project with the participants. Shri Satyabrata Sahu, Principal Secretary, Fishery and ARD graced the orientation workshop and emphasized on the field level implementation of convergence programmes. Dr .N.C.Biswal, Fishery Specialist, Dr. A.K.Sahu, Ecologist, Dr. P.K.Panigrahy, Ocenographer, Dr. Mamata Mishra, Rural Development Expert, Shri Sibananda Mishra, Programme Manager, Communication & Capacity Building, Shri Biswajit Sahoo, Communication & Capacity Building Officer, Ms. Manaswini Mishra, Documentation Officer, Shri Binayak Padhy, MIS Expert, Shri Manoj Mohanty, Procurement Officer of ICZMP briefed the newly recruited staffs of Fishery Department on ICZM Project. The meeting was also attended by Shri K.K.Mohanty, Director, Fisheries, Shri A.C.Naik, Nodal Officer of ICZMP, Shri B.K.Das, ADF(Marine), Puri, Shri Satpathy, from ADF(BT), Balugaon, Shri Soren, ADF, Ganjam, Shri Rabi Patnaik, ADF(Kujanga) and all the FDOs and AFOs operating in the ICZM Project areas.
ORSAC will assist ICZMP on RCPS study
The Odisha Space Application Centre - ORSAC will assist the ICZM Project of Odisha on Regional Coastal Process Study. A meeting was organised in ORSAC on July 30, 2011 under the chairmanship of Chief Executive of ORSAC in this regard. The process and scope of collection of secondary data on RCPS and involvement of ORSAC for detailed study on Coastal Geomorphology for a long period was discussed in the meeting. Shri H.K.Bisht, APD (Operations) of ICZMP, Dr. P.K. Panigrahy, Ocenographer of ICZMP, Dr. A.K.Sahu, Ecologist of ICZMP and Dr. P.Kumar, Dr. D.K.Rout, Dr. N.C.Das, Dr. P.K.Parida from ORSAC also participated in the meeting.
Chief Secretary of Odisha reviewed the progress of establishment of Solid Waste Management Plant by Paradeep Municipality under ICZMP
A high level meeting was conducted at Odisha Chief Secretary’s conference hall on July 27, 2011 on establishment of Solid Waste Management Plant by Paradeep Municipality under ICZM Project component. Shri Bijay Kumar Pattnaik, Chief Secretary of Odisha reviewed the progress of the SWM Plant establishment and directed to take necessary steps to IDCO and Paradeep Port Trust. Chief Secretary also directed the Paradeep Port Trust to construct a black topped road to the proposed site in Bhitargarh. The high level meeting was also attended by Shri Priyabrata Pattnaik, CMD IDCO, Shri Saurabh Garg, Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department, Dr. A.K.Pattnaik, Project Director, ICZMP, Shri H.K.Bisht, APD(Operations), Shri Parameswar Swain, Administrative Officer, ICZMP.
Chief Minister reviewed ICZM Project:
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik reviewed the implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) in Odisha. He emphasised on the preparation of an integrated programme for managing environmental issues of coastal areas of the State. The review meeting took place at Odisha Secretariat on July 7, 2011.
Second Governing Body Meeting of ICOMS held at ICZM Project Office:
Second meeting of the Governing Body of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Society of Odisha was held on June 24, 2011 at State Project Management Unit Office. The meeting was chaired by Shri Aurobindo Behera, Principal Secretary of Forest & Environment Department, Govt of Odisha. Shri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Principal Secretary of Water Resources, Govt of Odisha, Shri Bhagirathi Behera, Director, Environment, Govt of Odisha, MD, OSDMA, Joint Director of Fisheries Department also participated in the meeting. Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattanaik, Project Director of ICZMP - Odisha shared the key progress of ICZM Project components. The key operational issues including the annual budget for the current financial year, annual work plan for the current financial year and other issues discussed and approved by the governing body.
A meeting on Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan organized by ICZMP at SPMU on 20th June 2011
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) – Odisha organised a meeting on Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan and Regional Coastal Process Study on 20th June 2011. Dr. J.S. Parihar, Deputy Director of Space Application Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad, Shri A.K.Mohapatra, Chief Executive of Odisha Space Application Centre (ORSAC) participated in the meeting. Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director of ICZMP – Odisha gave an overview on the formulation of the ICZM Plan. Dr. P.K.Panigrahy, Ocenographer of the ICZMP- Odisha delineated the procedures of ICZM Plan preparation and mode of resource compilation. Dr.Panigrahy also presented the progress of Regional Coastal Process Study and its output in the meeting. The secondary data such as sediments, SSC, energy, water and sediment discharge collected by the ICZMP for the study was also discussed. Dr.P.Kumar, Scientist of ORSAC and Shri.H.K.Bisht, APD-Operation of ICZMP – Odisha also participated in the meeting.
ICZMP organised a state level workshop on community livelihood opportunities through conservation and enhancement of maritime built heritage and renovation of state museum
ICZM Project Odisha organized a state level workshop on Italian know how & skill for up gradation of the state museum & maritime built heritage under Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Project, Odisha on June 16, 2011. Shri Naveen Pattnaik, Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha inaugurated the Workshop at Mayfair Hotel, Bhubaneswar. Mr Ugo ASTUTO, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Italy, Ms Giovanna Prennushi, Economic Advisor, The World Bank also participated in the workshop. Shri Debi Prasad Mishra, Honourable Minister of Forest & Environment, Shri Prafulla Samal, Minister of Culture & Tourism, Shri Aurobindo Behera, Principal Secretary of Forest & Environment, Shri A.K. Tripathy, Principal Secretary of Tourism & Culture and Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project of Odisha, Tapas Paul, Team Task Leader of the World Bank and Sonia Chand Sandhu of the World Bank also participated in the workshop.
World Bank joint implementation & support mission team visited ICZMP sites in Odisha
A special team of World Bank Implementation and Support Joint Mission visited the ICZM Project sites of Odisha from 16th to 19th May 2011. The Joint Mission Team met the coastal community members of the project villages, interacted with affected fisher folks, and assessed the field level progress of the project with all the respective Project Executing Agencies of the Government of Odisha during their 3-day field visit. The Joint Mission Team also met Shri Debi Prasad Mishra, Hon’ble Minister of Forest and Environment, Govt of Odisha during their visit. The Minister discussed on the timely execution of different livelihood components of the project with the Mission Team. Sharing their satisfaction on the progress of the project at the field level, the Mission assured the state Govt to provide all necessary supports for the implementation of ICZM Project in Odisha. The team also met Dr. Aurobindo Behera, Principal Secretary of Forest and Environment, Govt of Odisha, Shri Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, Principal Secretary of Finance, Govt of Odisha.
The Joint Mission Team led by Mr. Tapas Paul, Team Task Leader of the World Bank, Parthapriya Ghosh, Social Development Expert of the WB, C.H.Pandya, APD of Gujarat Ecological Commission, Nischal Joshi, Project Coordinator of Gujarat ICZMP, Somenath Bhattacharya, Project Director of the West Bengal ICZMP along with the other delegates of the Mission visited the different project sites of ICZMP Odisha during their stay. Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director of ICZMP Odisha apprised the special mission team on different aspects of the project components and the initiatives taken by the state ICZMP.
ICZMP RELEASED GRANTS TO FISHERFOLKS IN GANJAM UNDER ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMME
The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha released special assistance to 12 SHGs of Ganjam District on 12th May 2011 under alternative livelihood programme. In a special capacity building programme on alternative livelihood option for fisher folks organized for SHGs, nearly 6lakhs of rupees disbursed as financial assistance to the affected fisher folks. The first phase grants to the fishers are meant for working capital and infrastructure development cost of SHGs. To provide alternative livelihood support to the local fishers who are affected due to ban on fishing during the breeding and nesting season of Olive Ridley turtle and ban during breeding season of fish, the fisheries component of ICZMP is promoting SHG’s to take up various alternate income generation programmes in the pilot project area.
Union Environment and Forest Minister visited ICZMP Odisha office
SHRI Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Environment and Forests visited the office of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project - Odisha, a State Project Management Unit on 30th November 2011. After returning from his one day visit to the ICZMP project sites Gupti and Bhitarkanika, Hon'ble Minister made it a point to visit the state office of the ICZMP at Bhubaneswar on Saturday. The state office designated as SPMU is located at Surya Nagar, Bhubaneswar.
Union Environment and Forest Minister released Odisha Shoreline Change Atlas
Shoreline Change Assessment Atlas of Odisha and a report on Shoreline Change were released by Shri Jairam Ramesh, Hon'ble Minister of Environment & Forests, Govt of India on 29th April 2011 at Gupti, Kendrapara. Odisha became the third state to have a detailed Shoreline Change Assessment Atlas which indicates the accretion and erosion status of Odisha coast. Union Ministry of Environment and Forest has assigned Institute of Ocean Management (IOM), Anna University, Chennai to prepare the shoreline map of the entire country.
State Chief Secretary visits ICZM Project Areas
Odisha Chief Secretary, Shri Bijay Kumar Pattnaik , IAS visited the Tampara Lake, Potagada Fort and Cemetry in Ganjam District on 2nd April 2011. He was accompanied by Shri A.K. Tripathy, Principal Secretary of Tourism & Culture and Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director of ICZMP - Odisha. Chief Secretary was apprised of the background of the community based eco-tourism and culture tourism development programmes planned for these places under Odisha ICZM Project.
The scenic Tampara Lake and Potagada Fort and Cemetery of British era are located on the NH-5 sides near Ganjam Block. ICZMP has selected these places for conservation, development and eco-tourism promotion through community participation and livelihood programmes in the local areas. These programmes will be effectively implemented by ICZMP PEAs OTDC and Culture Department respectively.
Lake Fresh Chilika fish outlet opens at Bhubaneswar
Chilika fish is now available in the capital city of Odisha. The Chilika Fishermen Central Co-operative Society opened an exclusive sales outlet on 1st of April at Badagada BMC market for fish coming from Asia's largest brackish water lake. Fisheries and animal resources minister Dr Damodar Rout inaugurated the outlet in the presence of Shri Ananta Narayan Jena, BMC Mayor, Shri Satyabrata Sahu, Secretary of the Fisheries and Animal resources Development to Govt of Odisha and Sri Bishal Dev, BMC Commissioner, Dr.Ajit Pattanaik, President of the Chilika Fishermen Central Co-operative Society and Chief Executive of the Chilika Development Authority (CDA).
ICZMP organised Capacity Building & Trainning Programmes for SHGs
ICZM Project Odisha organised Skill Upgradation Trainning and capacity building programmes of SHGs in the project village areas. The field level training programme was organised for two weeks in Ganjam, Puri and Kendrapada Districts and 75 selected SHGs have participated in the training programme. Fisheries expert of ICZMP Dr. N.C.Biswal coordinated the 15day long programme which was started from 16th March 2011 in Chhatrapur Block of Ganjam District. The programme was divided in two phases for the fishers. The first phase of the training was dedicated for the Technical Skill Upgradation of the fishermen and the second phase was dedicated for the SHGs on Book Keeping and Accounting practices. The training programme was completed on 30th March 2011 at Jamboo village of Mahakalpada Block in Kendrapada District. Dr. Mamata Mishra, Rural Development Expert of ICZMP, Ms. Manaswini Mishra, Documentation Officer and Biswajit Sahoo, Communication Officer of ICZMP - Odisha have also participated in the training programmes.
ICZMP expert participated in International Development Conference at IRMA
Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujrat organised a two day International Conference on Emerging Directions in Decentralized Participatory Planning : Implications for Theory, Practice and Roles of the Planner on 24th and 25th of March 2011. Development Experts, Policymakers and Planners from nearly 30 countries of South Asia and USA have participated in the conference. ICZM Project, Odisha also participated in the conference. Dr. Mamata Mishra, Rural Development Expert of ICZMP shared her observations on current practices, challenges and issues on participatory planning model for local governance.
The programme was organised to facilitate cross-learning and exposure of senior practitioners, policy-makers and professionals in this field. The conference proposed to work on building a network of resource persons interested in providing support/ inputs to design of a professional planning program to develop capabilities for decentralized district planning in India. It also recommended toidentify key knowledge inputs required for professional planners with participatory planning orientation and competencies.
Chilika Central Cooperative Society Meeting organised at ICZMP
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) - Odisha facilitated Board of Directors Meeting of Chilika Central Cooperative Society on 22nd march 2011 at the SPMU conference hall. The meeting was organised to discuss on responsible fishery management in Chilika Lake. The board members also discussed on strategies for strengthening of the Primary Fishermen Cooperative Societies of Chilika. Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, President of the Chilika Central Cooperative Society chaired the board meeting. Representative of Fisheries & ARD Department, Cooperative Department and other board members have participated in the meeting.
A meeting on Shoreline Change Maps of Odisha organised by ICZM Project - Odisha at SPMU office on 17th March 2011
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) - Odisha organised a meeting on Shoreline Change Maps of Odisha on 17th March 2011. Dr. Aurobindo Behera, Principal Secretary of Forests and Environment, Govt of Odisha chaired the meeting. Prof. R. Ramesh along with his team from Institute for Ocean Management of Anna University, Chennai explained the methodology developed and the updates on the shoreline change maps of Odisha. He presented the latest study on the shoreline change processes along the Odisha coast in the light of erosion and accretion study. Senior Scientists, Geologists, Marine Experts and academicians from Govt of Odisha, different universities have participated in the meeting. The digitized shoreline change map was shared with the participants in the meeting.
OSDMA organized ICZMP Stakeholders Conference and Workshop on Environment & Social Management Framework for Multipurpose Cyclone Shelters
Odisha State Disaster Management Authority organized a day long Stakeholders Conference and Workshop on Environment & Social Management Framework for Multipurpose Cyclone Shelters under ICZM Project on 16th March 2011 at Bhubaneswar. Special Relief Commissioner and MD, OSDMA, Sri N.K. Sundarray chaired in the meeting. MD, OSDMA shared that all the MCS under OSDMA are proposed to function as a communication hub for the community and a pilot project named SAMBAHV has been initiated in collaboration with the UNICEF and IAG Odisha. OSDMA is constructing 14 Multipurpose Cyclone Shelters under ICZMP in 11 GPs of 5 Blocks of Puri, Kendrapada and Ganjam Districts. Sri. H.K. Bisht, APD (Operations) of the ICZMP - Odisha shared the objective of creating infrastructure facilities like MCS under ICZMP and integrating it as a viable centre for livelihood activities in future. He urged the community members to actively participate in the utility and maintenance of MCS and share necessary feedbacks for the development.
ICZMP Review Meeting on Fisheries and ARD Component:
A bi-monthly review meeting of Fisheries and ARD component of ICZM Project was held on 15th March 2011 at the SPMU Office. It was co-chaired by Sri Satyabrata Sahu, Secretary, Fisheries & ARD and Dr. Ajit Pattnaik, PD, ICZMP - Odisha. Sri Bishnu Prasad Panda, Director, Fisheries, Dr. Sanatan Mishra, Director, ARD also participated in the review meeting. Project components of the Fisheries Department, sub components of the project such as SHG selection, training and skill development, community procurement and fisheries activities discussed in the review meeting. Nodal officers of the ICZM Project and all the ADFs of the Fisheries Department are instructed to follow the World Bank guidelines for procurement and expenditure to meet the physical and financial targets of the project. Shri H.K.Bisht, APD (Operations) and Shri B.K. Samal, APD (Finance & Admin) of ICZMP also participated in the review meeting.
ICOMS Governing Body Meeting:
Governing Body meeting of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Society of Odisha was held on 14th March 2011 at Odisha Secretariat. Dr. Aurobindo Behera, Chairman of the ICOMS Governing Body and Principal Secretary of Forest & Environment Department chaired in the meeting. Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Project Director, ICZMP - Odisha briefed the chair regarding the progress of the ICZM Projects, official procedures followed for execution of the project. The PEA wise progress and periodical development of the project also discussed in the ICOMS GB meeting. Shri Suresh Mohapatra, Principal Secretary, Water Resources, Shri Satyabrata Sahu, Secretary, Fisheries and ARD, Shri T Ao, Director, Tourism and other members of the ICOMS Governing Body attended the meeting.
PEA Review Meeting of ICZM Project:
Review Meeting of the PEAs of ICZM Project, Odisha took place on 11th March, 2011 at the SPMU Office. The review meeting was chaired by Dr Ajit Pattnaik Project Director, ICZMP Odisha. The review meeting was attended by the 7 Project Executing Agencies (PEAs), their nodal officers and the experts from SPMU, ICZM Project co-ordinating the PEAs. The PEAs progress on physical and financial achievement of the ICZM Project components for the 2010-11 financial years reviewed. PD, ICZMP - Odisha advised the concerned nodal officers to comply the project components for this fiscal as per the approved DPR and revised annual action plan. PEAs are advised to follow the World Bank procurement guideline to meet the 1st year target and utilse the released funds from ICZMP. Sri H.K. Bisht, APD(Operations), ICZMP - Odisha, Sri B.K. Samal, APD (Finance & Admin), ICZMP - Odisha and other ICZMP officials participated in the review meeting.
Training Programme on Tally Software
A day long training programme on Tally Software for the Accountants of the Project Executing Agencies (PEAs) of ICZMP, Odisha was organized by the State Project Management Unit of Odisha on 28th February 2011. The accountants and the key staff who deal with the accounts of all the PEAs of SPMU,Odisha have attended the training programme.
State level NGO Consultation Workshop
ICZMP organised a State Level NGO Consultation Workshop on 19th February 2011 at Bhubaneswar. Dr. Aurobindo Behera, Principal Secretary of Forest and Environment, Govt of Odisha inaugurated the day long workshop. Nearly 150 participants from 97 different state level NGOs, community organisations, institutions and PRI representatives participated in the deliberations.
Chief Minister laid foundation stones of MCS under ICZMP:
Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha, Sri Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stone of four multipurpose cyclone shelters at Jamuna, Alanda, Titipa, Jharkota in Krushnaprasad Block of Puri District under implementation of ICZMP Odisha on 7th February 2011. A total of 2.26crores would be spent for the construction of the four multipurpose cyclone shelters.
Workshop on Integrating Community Livelihood and Eco-tourism Opportunities
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha facilitated a capacity building workshop on “Integrating Community Livelihood and Eco‐tourism Opportunities” from 31st January 2011 to 1st February 2011 at Bhubaneswar. The workshop was organised jointly by Lea Associates South‐East Asia in collaboration with the Department of Culture, Govt. of Odisha, Bhubaneswar.
Consultative Workshop on “Coastal Sediment Cell and Regional Coastal Process Study&rdquo
ICZMP, Odisha organised a four day consultative workshop titled, “Coastal Sediment Cell and Odisha Regional Coastal Process Study”, from 6th December to 9th Decembsr 2010. Prof. John Pethick international expert on Coastal Geomorphology has shared his experience and expertise for the delineation of sediment cell for Indian coast. Dr. Aurobinda Behera, Principal Secretary of Forest an Environment Department, Mr. Bhagirathi Behera, Director, Forest and Environment Department and Dr. A.K. Pattnaik, Project Director of ICZMP, Odisha and other scientists also participated in the workshop. It also has the representation of national delegates of the World Bank namely, Mr. Tapas Pal and Ms Sonia Chand Sandhu.
Village Level Workshop on “Alternative Livelihood Options for Coastal Fisherfolks&rdquo
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha organised Village Level Workshops on Alternative Livelihood for Coastal Fisherfolks in Kendrapara district in two phases. The workshops were organised from 13th January 2011 to 14th January 2011 and 20th January 2011 to 21st January 2011. The villages selected for this workshop are Kharinasi, Jamboo, Rajnagar, Talchuan of Kendrapara District.
Village Level Workshop on “Alternative Livelihood Options for Coastal Fisherfolks” from 20th Dec’2010 to 24th Dec’2010.
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha organised Village Level Workshops on Alternative Livelihood for Coastal Fisherfolks in Puri and Ganjam district from 20th Decemeber 2010 to 24th Decemebr 2010. Villages selected for this workshop are Arakhkuda, Motto, Jadupur and Gopinathpur of Puri District and Sano Arjipalli,Bada Arjipalli, Bada Nolia Nuagaon, Sano Nolia Nuagaon of Ganjam District.