Bhubaneswar: The State Planning Board has embarked on a brainstorming session on Friday to evolve measures for revival of the economy in view of COVID-19.
The meeting presided over by the State Planning Board vice chairman Sanjay Das Burma dwelt upon four spheres of the economy to put the system back on track.
The meeting decided that the detailed report on the measures to be taken for revival of the economy will be presented to the government for due appraisal by the chief minister Naveen Patnaik.
The experts will look into the spheres relating to agriculture and agrarian sector, pisciculture and animal husbandry, horticulture, panchayati raj, small and medium sector, handicrafts, and tourism as to what measures need to be initiated for starting the economy again.
The meeting overwhelmingly supported the move that a blueprint will be prepared to boost the economy which is lying dormant following ongoing lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.
The Development Commissioner stressed that the need of the hour is to provide employment opportunities to the migrant workers who have landed at different regions of the state. They must be provided with different livelihood options so that they can contribute their best to the economy of the state.
The meeting was attended by Development Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Special Secretary Planning & Coordination Gopabandhu Satpathy, Director of Nabakrushna Choudhury Development Research Centre, Srijit Mishra and other senior officials.