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Fluoride Menace in Orissa

Publication Date :12-Nov-2007

Fluoride is the compound form of fluorine. Fluorine is a highly toxic and corrosive gas, light yellow–green in colour and with a pungent smell. Fluoride accounts for about 0.3g/kg (0.06 to 0.09%) of the earth crust. Fluoride bearing rocks are abundant in India. As of result, fluoride leaches out and contaminates the adjacent water and soil resources.

Community Action in a Climate Change Regime

Publication Date :09-Feb-2012

Context and Background With 140 million people, Bangladesh is one of the world's densest nations and also one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. People in Bangladesh live precariously close to the risks of cyclones, floods and droughts. More than 100 million people living in rural areas, mostly poor, add the vuluerability factors.

The Halfway Mark & State of Realization of MDGs in Orissa

Publication Date :11-Jul-2007

Orissa Economic Survey 2006-07 shows the incidence of poverty in Orissa since 1973-74 to 1999-00. According to the Survey, though the incidence of poverty in Orissa shows a declining trend since 1983-84, it is still the highest among all the states. As per BPL Survey 1999-00, the incidence of poverty in Orissa was 47.15 %: 48.01 percent in rural areas and 42.83 percent in urban areas. Table-1 shows not only the declining trend of poverty ratio in Orissa, since 1977-78 to 1999-00, but also the trend of the poverty ratio among the major states in India. While the all-India poverty ratio in the year 1999-00 was 26.10 %, it was the lowest in Punjab at 6.16%. Bihar, which figured just above Orissa in the list, had a poverty ratio of 42.60%.

District Level Interface-cum-Workshop on Forest Rights Act, 2006

Publication Date :21-Apr-2012

The Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006 is being implemented in the state since 1st January, 2008. Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC) is engaged in the proper implementation of the Act throughout the state including Kalahandi district since its year of implementation.

Water Resources of Odisha

Publication Date :01-Dec-2010

Estimations give an impression that Odisha has plenty of water resources. But the rate at which the myth of water being an infinite resource is breaking, also pose genuine questions on the belief of Odisha being a water resource rich state. Warning bells already have started ringing. Despite efforts by the governments and huge investments, population not having access to adequate quantity of water is increasing in leaps and bounds with every passing year. So what the status in Odisha really is? Let’s have a look at some stats and facts.

Report of the Workshop on Community Forestry and REDD+, RCDC

Publication Date :10-Aug-2012

Report of the Workshop on Community Forestry and REDD+, RCDC

Sub Regional Workshop on Community Resilience to Climate Change in Bay of Bengal

Publication Date :01-Nov-2012

Workshop Report - Sub Regional Workshop on Community Resilience to Climate Change in Bay of Bengal

Gender Policy - RCDC

Publication Date :07-Nov-2012

Gender Policy of RCDC 2012 (Revised 28.01.2013)

Perspective Plan

Publication Date :26-Nov-2012

Perspective Plan of RCDC for the period 2012-2016

Procedures of Workshop on Gums & Resins in India

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

Gums and resins, commonly used in every day life, are having ample importance as non timber forest produce. Apart from use in torches, embalming chemicals, waterproofing and caulking ships, incense, paints and medicines, a major portion of the gums and resins are also used as food additives. So food industries worldwide are emerging as potential users of gums and resins. Gums and resins are having a niche market globally. A recent statistics says export of gums and resins from India were to the tune of Rs. 5 billion per annum. Inspite of a shift in the global market from natural products to synthetic one, the former has its own place and share in the market. The reason is the growing consciousness for organic/ natural foods. Still a lot to be done for accelerating the production and trade situation both qualitatively and quantitatively. Opportunities to be explored after having a first hand knowledge on the world trade scenario of the produce. Many organizations are working in this line to know the situation. NTFP Exchange Programme in South and South East Asia, a joint initiative of local and regional NGO’s and indigenous organizations in the region is doing a study on the world market of resins and gums. The objective of the study is to assess the overall trade policies and instruments, market situation, production, consumption, value chain, technologies etc. The expected outcome of the study would help in developing strategies for the future.

Proceedings of State Level Consultation & Training on Silvicultural Practices

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

Bikash Rath, Sr. Programme Manager of Regional Centre for Development Cooperation(RCDC,www.rcdcindia.org ), a premier not for profit organization working on natural resource management, also coordinates the IUFRO Working Party on Community Forestry. He wanted to facilitate a consultation process which could help the CFM groups consider incorporation of scientific techniques like silviculture for healthy development of the forest patches under their control. As such, under the facilitation of IUFRO Working Party on Community Forestry, RCDC organized a two-day consultationcum-training1 programme on silviculture in community forestry.

Proceedings of the Regional Consultation on Biodiversity Conservation & Bioresource Governance

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

The 73rd amendment in the Constitution of India provides for transfer of power to the PRIs.Accordingly, different states have differently vested a part of these powers to the GPs. The Biodiversity Act, 2002 followed by its Rules of 2004 provides for an additional responsibility,i.e. biodiversity conservation by the PRIs(and ULBs) primarily through the Biodiversity Management Committees(BMCs) at GP level. A study commissioned by RCDC in 4 states of India(Odisha, Jharkhand,Madhya Pradesh & Andhra Pradesh) revealed the status of actual implementation of this provision. A regional consultation was organized at Bhubaneswar on 28th December 2010 in Hotel New Marrion to share these findings and also to provide an opportunity to representatives from concerned states to share their own observations and experiences. This programme was attended by large number(more than 90) of PRI representatives and community representatives alongwith representatives from PRERAK, an NGO of Chhatisgarh.

Proceedings of State Level Consultation on Biodiversity Conservation & Bioresource Governance

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

RCDC, which is pursuing a bioresource governance programme in some parts of the KBK districts of Odisha, organized a state- level consultation on 29th December 2010 at Hotel New Marrion to discuss these issues with an objective to develop bioresources without threatening the biodiversity. More than 100 participants from various parts of the state attended this consultation.

Proceedings of National Workshop on Protocol Development for Sustainable Governance of NTFP Resources

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC) organized a national workshop on 25th and 26th of May, 2010 at Hotel Hindustan International, Bhubanewar. The workshop was attended by ninety one participants from various parts of Odisha and other states. Mostly representatives of community forest protection groups dominated the scene as this workshop was primarily designed to give leading role to the communities. And to support the community initiatives, technical experts from ECOCERT and some other agencies were also invited. The participants included some cooperative functionaries who are dealing with NTFP trading.

Proceedings of State Level Consultation on New Approaches in Bioresource Governance

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

A one day workshop was organised on ‘New approaches in bio‐resource governance – Climate resilient agriculture in tribal areas’ on 12th Dec 2011 at CYSD – DRTC, Bhubaneswar by Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC) in technical collaboration with OUAT (Orissa University for Agriculture and Technology) and CTCRI(Central Tuber Crops Research Institute), Bhubaneswar.

Report of the State Level Workshop on Lac Based Livelihood

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

The two-day workshop was organized by RCDC in Hotel Suryansh, Bhubaneswar on 8th and 9th of November 2010. The objectives of the workshop were as under: (a) To provide a platform to unite various stakeholders of lac, particularly the primary collectors/ cultivators, processors and traders for a common cause i.e. promotion of lac based livelihood in the state that already has a rich tradition of lac based activities. (b) To prepare a set of recommendations for submission to the government so that a pro-poor policy to this effect can be adopted. The workshop was supported by Key Stone Foundation, Kotagiri. More than 80 participants from different parts of the state attended this programme majority of whom were cultivators and artisans.

Report of the National Workshop on Sustainable Management of NTFP

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

The two-day workshop was organized with the joint endeavor of Regional Centre for Development Cooperation, (RCDC), Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), Jabalpur at TFRI campus Jabalpur. The objectives of the workshop are: 1. To identify issues relate to sustainable management of forest and NTFPs in different states and takes stock of initiatives taken to address these issues by the forest department, researchers, NGOs etc. 2. To identify and develop models of crosscutting, especially in the context of primary stakeholders, i.e. forest protecting communities and primary NTFP collectors. 3. To develop a uniform approach for planning on sustainable forest management with the roles of various stakeholders clearly defined.

Booklet on Home Garden

Publication Date :18-Apr-2013

A Booklet on Home Garden

Annual Report 2011-12

Publication Date :02-May-2013

Annual Report for the year 2011-12

Investing in future

Publication Date :27-Feb-2010

WATER is no longer an infinite resource contrary to the age-old popular belief. Warning bells already have started ringing. Despite efforts by the governments and huge investments, population not having access to adequate quantity of water is increasing in leaps and bounds with every passing year.

Planning Sustainable NTFP Management

Publication Date :30-Apr-2013

Non-Timber Forest Products/Produces(NTFPs), otherwise mentioned as Non-Wood Forest Products/Produces(NWFPs) in the west and as Minor Forest Products/Produces(MFPs) in India usually referred to the secondary production in the forest in the timber-centric management approach. During the colonial period, their list included all kinds of forest products other than timber and firewood, ranging from fruits/flowers/leaves to minerals and wildlife products such as feathers.

Planning Sustainable NTFP Management (Odia)

Publication Date :30-Apr-2013

Non-Timber Forest Products/Produces(NTFPs), otherwise mentioned as Non-Wood Forest Products/Produces(NWFPs) in the west and as Minor Forest Products/Produces(MFPs) in India usually referred to the secondary production in the forest in the timber-centric management approach. During the colonial period, their list included all kinds of forest products other than timber and firewood, ranging from fruits/flowers/leaves to minerals and wildlife products such as feathers.

Planning Sustainable NTFP Management (Hindi)

Publication Date :30-Apr-2013

Non-Timber Forest Products/Produces(NTFPs), otherwise mentioned as Non-Wood Forest Products/Produces(NWFPs) in the west and as Minor Forest Products/Produces(MFPs) in India usually referred to the secondary production in the forest in the timber-centric management approach. During the colonial period, their list included all kinds of forest products other than timber and firewood, ranging from fruits/flowers/leaves to minerals and wildlife products such as feathers.

Green Manifesto

Publication Date :22-Mar-2014

The NGO sector is probably the third largest organized employment sector after the public- and private sectors. NGOs work in the public interest with a mixed attitude of professionalism and voluntarism to supplement and/or complement the efforts of a welfare State(government). Their strength lies in their flexibility and adaptability to the work environment, which helps them act swiftly unlike the government machinery which is tangled with redtapism. They successfully link academicians, technocrats, bureaucrats, social scientists, policy makers, and other stakeholders for the greater cause of the people and the nation. Develop and promote the NGO sector as the development partner; help stabilize this potential sector for employment.

Response to Cyclone Phailin in Paribartan Programme Area

Publication Date :06-May-2014

Response to Cyclone Phailin in Paribartan Programme Area

Mahila Sashaktikaran Pariyojana

Publication Date :14-Mar-2014

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Flood Situation Report - 2014

Publication Date :09-Aug-2014

A flood situation report on the Mahanadi system flood in July-August 2014.

Biparjaya ra mukabila paain ame dakshya ame prastuta

Publication Date :01-Jan-2014

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Jalabayu Paribartan Samparkare Upakulabasinka Paain Eka Suchana Pustika

Publication Date :31-Jan-2015

Information on Climate Change for coastal communities

Chhai

Publication Date :31-Mar-2015

Chhai: A series of success stories on safe drinking water and sanitation

Consultancy Profile

Publication Date :13-Aug-2016

Consultancy Profile of RCDC