OEC 2012


The focal theme of this year’s Congress is “Energy and Environment – Issues, Challenges and Potentials for Odisha”. The Congress includes invited paper presentations by experts on specific topics related to the focal theme, as well as paper by junior researchers and an open forum on the concluding day on the topic, “Towards a Sustainable Energy Policy for Odisha”. Since one of the major objectives of the OEC is to promote young researchers (age 35 and below), two Young Scientist Awards have been instituted by the organisers, for the best papers. Eminent experts will evaluate these presentations and awards will be distributed to the winners on the concluding day. UN has declared the year 2012 as “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All” and OEC will commemorate this on this occasion.


  • To provide a forum for interaction among researchers, policy makers and leading experts in the field of energy and come up with innovative ideas which would help address the key challenges in the energy sector;
  • To enhance the networking between various research organizations, government and non-government organizations working in the field of energy and encourage them to work together towards sustainable energy for all;
  • To generate Odisha specific body of knowledge on energy and environment;
  • To generate awareness about energy scarcity and come up with suggestions as to how renewable sources of energy can be harnessed;
  • To advance, promote and further the cause of the energy conservation.
  • To offer an open forum for the community using energy to interact with the scientific community.

Sub Themes:

  • Energy and Environment- Challenges & Potentials
  • Energy Scenario at National Level and Odisha’s Position in it
  • Energy Scene of Odisha
  • Governance of Energy Sector in Odisha
  • Status and prospects of Hydro Power in Odisha
  • Status of Coal and other Non-renewable Energy in Odisha
  • Urban Energy Management in Odisha
  • Rural Energy Management in Odisha
  • Strategies for Ensuring Electricity for all rural households in Odisha
  • Issues in Electricity Pricing and subsidies in Odisha
  • Status of Electricity Sector in Odisha
  • Impact of Electricity Sector Reform in Odisha
  • Energy Use in Industries in Odisha
  • Energy Use in Agriculture in Odisha
  • Domestic Energy Use in Odisha
  • Energy Use in Transport Sector of Odisha
  • Energy Conservation and Management Potential-present status in Odisha
  • Waste to Energy Potentials and Initiatives in Odisha
  • Energy, Forests and Water linkages in Odisha
  • Energy Induced Environmental Consequences in Odisha
  • Green Architecture with Focus on Energy
  • Energy Product Market in Odisha
  • Status, Prospects and Constraints for thermal power plant in Odisha
  • Policy for solar power in Odisha
  • Prospects of renewable energy other then hydro and solar power
  • Climate change action plan in Odisha.


1. Application for Young Scientist Award: November 10th ,2016
2. Nomination for Environment Ambassador Award: November 15th ,2016
3. Nomination for Sudhanshu Bhushan Mishra Corporate Excellence Award in Environment: November 15th ,2016
4. Main Event of OEC: 20th to 22nd December 2016

1. Young Scientists Award: Papers from young researchers (age 35 and below) alone will be considered for inclusion in the award session.
2. Green Ambassador Award: Nominations from credible NGOs/Civil society members, academicians, experts in environment with …
3. Corporate Excellence Award: Nominations from Corporate Bodies or Foundations of Corporate Bodies having visible contribution in …




Odisha Environment Congress deliberated upon country and global evidences, researches, community practices and the gains achieved by the state over the decades on environment, health and nutrition. The Congress acknowledged the strong policy and political will and people’s participation in various programs.

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