Farmers and scientists meet at Tata Steel Foundation‘s Udaan 2023, discuss innovation in agriculture

Berhampur: Farmers and scientists came together to discuss innovations on climate resilient agriculture on the concluding day of Udaan, a two-day community engagement programme hosted by Tata Steel Foundation.

Keerthi Vasan V, Chief Development Officer (CDO)-cum-Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Ganjam, attended the event as the Chief Guest and advised those present to persevere at aggregating income generation initiatives to extract maximum benefit. He looked forward to farmers stepping up their incomes manifold in the years to come and enable the creation of a model for sustained growth among communities.

This year, apart from the sharing of stories the focus was on building a culture of Climate Resilience through disaster risk reduction. A number of successful farmers were also felicitated during the occasion.

Mr. Ambika Prasad Nanda, Head CSR, Odisha, Tata Steel, said, ““The focus of the Foundation will be to build a culture of climate resilience while addressing the issues of disaster risk reduction in the periphery areas of Gopalpur and we will continue to engage with various stakeholders with the same focus in the next five years,” said Mr Nanda.

On the inaugural programme held on February 23, as many as 298 meritorious students from economically backward SC/ST families were awarded with Jyoti Fellowship. Women SHG members and adolescent girls from periphery villages also came together to discuss on issues related to climate resilience.

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