State-level Consultation Workshop on Policy Coherence in the Food, Land, and Water Systems: Case Study of Odisha

  • Date
  • Time
    10:00 am > 02:00 pm UTC+05:30
  • Location
    Tangerine Hall, Lemon Tree Premier , Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Registration

    By invitation only


National Policies and Strategies for Food, Land, and Water Systems Transformation (NPS) is a One CGIAR initiative that has been co-created with national and international partners with the main objectives of building policy coherence and integrating policy tools at national and subnational levels in six countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Under this initiative, the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) has been engaged as a partner by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) to collaboratively research the policy landscape at the National level in India in the food, land, and water (FLW) space. As one of the major milestones, NITI Aayog (the apex public policy think-tank of the Government of India) is guiding and supporting this research.

The national-level study conducted by CEEW and IWMI as a collaborative effort led to key insight into the existing synergies in seven policies from the food, land, and water sectors. The policies were identified in a stepwise manner and in consultation with NITI Aayog. The national-level consultation drew on state-level examples concerning specific policies. Odisha emerged as an interesting case for further exploring the policy coherence in the food, land, and water sectors through a deep dive. Therefore, in continuation of our efforts at the national level, we are deep-diving into the case of Odisha in this phase to derive context-specific recommendations for policy coherence at a state level. The consultation is being organised in this context.


The state-level consultation is organized to meet the following objectives:

    1. To share the key findings from the case of Odisha to seek feedback from the stakeholders on finding solutions to the complex challenges of the food, land, and water systems.
    2. To facilitate deliberations and knowledge exchange on policy coherence in the following nine important policies governing Odisha’s food, land and water systems.
      • Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)
      • Watershed Development Component-PMKSY 2.0 (WDC-PMKSY 2.0)
      • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)
      • Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana – Per Drop More Crop (RKVY-PDMC)
      • Mission on Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)
      • Odisha Millet Mission (OMM)
      • Odisha Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture (OIIPCRA)
      • Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income (KALIA) and
      • Canal Lining and System Rehabilitation Programme (CLSRP)
    3. To bring together the policy-makers, implementing agencies, academics, and civil society organisations to reflect jointly on context-specific challenges and opportunities in enhancing policy coherence.

Agenda for the workshop

Time (IST) Session details
10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Welcome Tea
10:30 – 10:50 Introduction to the collaborative study by Mr Shilp Verma (Senior Researcher, Water-Energy-Food Policies, IWMI) and Mr Nitin Bassi (Senior Programme Lead, Sustainable Water, CEEW)
10:50 – 11:30 Presentation of Key findings by Dr Suparana Katyaini (Programme Lead, Sustainable Water, CEEW) and Mr Archisman Mitra (Water Resources Researcher, IWMI)

CEEW and IWMI will present the methodology and findings of the study ‘Policy coherence in the food, land and water sectors – case study of Odisha’. The presentation will set the context for the convening and the expected outcomes.

11:30 – 11:45 Reflections on the ongoing study by Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee, IAS (Principal Secretary

Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment, Government of Odisha)

11:45 – 12:00  Keynote Address by Ms Anu Garg, IAS (Development Commissioner Cum Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Water Resources, Government of Odisha) (TBC)
12:00 – 12:15 Special Address by Hon’ble Minister Shri Ranendra Pratap Swain (Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment and Fisheries & ARD, Government of Odisha)
12:15 – 13:30 pm*  Moderated Discussion

 The discussants will be requested to share their observations and suggestions on the key findings.

 Moderated by Mr Archisman Mitra and Mr Nitin Bassi

We invite observations from the following distinguished invitees (TBC)

Shri Prem Chandra Chaudhary, IAS, Director, Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production

Shri Rohit Kumar Lenka, IFS, Director, Directorate of Horticulture

Md. Sadique Alam, IAS, Director, Directorate of Fisheries

Shri Shubham Saxena, IAS, Director, Directorate of Soil Conservation and Watershed Development

Shri Jyoti Prakash Das, IAS, Director, Special Projects, Department of Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water, Government of Odisha

Smt Guha Poonam Tapas Kumar IAS, Chief Executive Officer, ORMAS

Representatives from the government departments, CSOs and academia

Rapporteuring by Ms Tejaswi Joshi, Ms Upasana Negi, and Dr Suparana Katyaini from CEEW; and Ms Garima Taneja and Dr Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee from IWMI.

13:30 – 13:40  Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks by Mr Saahil Parekh (Programme Lead, CEEW)
13:40 onwards  Networking Lunch
Ms Kangkanika Neog, Programme Associate, CEEW, will be the emcee of the event.