National Conference at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar Odisha.

Eastern Ghats in the state of Odisha occupy a centre stage in ecological, economic and socio-cultural development. In view of the significance of Eastern Ghats in the state of Odisha, this conference was organized jointly with Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. The themes of the conference are: Eastern Ghats ecosystems, Biodiversity and conservation, Sustainable management of natural resources, Indigenous communities, Role of civil society, Legal, policy and designing a governance framework for Eastern Ghats.