Millet Mission Odisha Update | February 19, 2018
Odisha Economic Association held its 50th Golden Jubilee celebration from 10th February 2018 to 12th February 2018. This event was hosted by Odisha Economic Association at Nabakrushna Choudhury Center for Development Studies. Around 400 participants from economics background attended the event. Many eminent economists from and outside Odisha participated in the meeting.
Key note address of the event was delivered by Dr Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to Government of India. He spoke on the economic survey. “In this keynote address, he touched up on various subjects. On agriculture, he mentioned that as agriculture is a state subject, Like GST Centre and State has to come together to resolve the agrarian crises.
He said that many times policy suggestions may not become concrete schemes very soon. He congratulated NCDS on the role it played in transforming public policy discourse on millet into action oriented programme. He referred to his climate change chapter in the economic survey and also said Millet Mission Odisha is good model in this regard.
Millet Kheer was also served during the lunch. In addition, millet snacks such as biscuits and ladoos were also served to Dr Arvind Subramanian. CEA appreciated taste of millet snacks and suggested these should be promoted widely.