Odisha govt starts work to prepare 2nd phase of SCCAP


The Odisha government has started the process to prepare the second phase of the State Climate Change Action Plan (SCCAP) with an outlay of about Rs 31,667 crore for the next five years.

Making a programme-wise review of the activities taken up so far, officials of the forest and environment departments have been directed to make an assessment of the benefits derived from the first phase of the SCCAP implemented from 2010-11 to 2015-16.

Based on the experience of the first phase action plan, the meeting identified 102 action points in 12 major sectors.  These sectors are – agriculture, coastal and disaster management, energy, fisheries and animal resource development, forestry, health, Industrial arena, mining, transport, urban development, water resource management and waste management.

The action points also included livelihood focused people-centric integrated watershed development programmes, capacity building of farmers, documentation of the indigenous eco-friendly practices, scaling up water use efficient micro irrigation projects.

Second phase of the State Climate Change Action Plan (SCCAP) will also focus on phasing out of old vehicles for reducing emission, promotion of electric vehicles, strengthening enforcement and emission check up system, augmentation of integrated sewerage projects in major urban areas and municipal solid waste management.