• Shri Bikram Keshari Arukha

    Hon'ble Minister

    Forest & Env.

  • Shri Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, IAS

    Principal Secretary

    F & E Dept.

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Odisha Map

Climate Change Cell

Climate Change Cell

Climate Change Cell

Climate Change Cell

Climate Change Cell

News & Events

April 2017


A project entitled, “Ground Water Recharge and Solar Micro Irrigationto Ensure Food Security and Enhance Resilience in Vulnerable Tribal Areas of Odisha”, wasconceptualized by Water Resources Department, Govt. of Odisha. The project proposal, after due examination by the Odisha Climate Change Cell of Forest & Environment Department, was placed before State Level Steering Committee, chaired by Chief Secretary Odisha for approval on submission of the approved project to MoEF&CC throughNABARD (the National Implementing Agency)the project was recommended to(Green Climate Fund) GCF Board for possible financial assistance.

The above project which is designed for food security and to enhance resilience of the tribal population of Odisha, has been approved by GCF Board. This project is the first ever project in the country for availing USD 34.35 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board.