Mr. Amulya Khandai, Integrator, PRADAN delivered a talk on the topic, “NRM through MGNREGAs on 6th September, 2019”. He discussed the importance of Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) and the different components of INRM. Mr. Khandai also recollected his struggle in Kandhamal district of Odisha, in implementing INRM during the early 2000’s. He emphasized on the topography of Kandhamal and the various innovative measures he and his team adopted to develop the livelihoods. He mentioned the role of MGNREGS in integration of natural resources and lifting livelihoods of people with the help of govt. organizations. Thereafter, he stated some of the large scale projects with INRM approach under MGNREGS. He concluded his lecture by encouraging the students to focus on their vision and work upon it.
Mr. Amulya Khandai is a B. Sc (agri) and M.Sc (Agronomy) from OUAT, Bhubaneswar. He has more than two decades of experience in the development sector and has worked extensively in natural resource management.