The 5th Apex Committee Review Meeting on Coastal Security of Odisha was conducted at INS Chilka
The 5th Apex Committee Review Meeting (ACRM) on Coastal Security, co-chaired by Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta AVSM, YSM, VSM Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command, and Shri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra IAS, Chief Secretary & Chief Development Commissioner, Government of Odisha was conducted at the Office of NOIC Odisha at INS Chilka on 10 Aug 2022. The meeting was also attended by representatives from all stakeholders, namely the Indian Navy, State Government of Odisha, Coast Guard, reps of Dhamra, Puri & Gopalpur Ports, SIB, ITR Balasore Department of Fisheries and Customs.
The meeting was convened as an Annual Review of Coastal Security issues of Odisha. All key issues and developments/ progress made since the last review meeting were discussed and suitably addressed. Various challenges in the maritime domain, as well as future measures and possible solutions to enhance the ‘effectiveness of coastal security, were also deliberated to chart the way ahead.
The meeting achieved its overall aim of finding solutions to strengthen the coastal security of Odisha, as well as achieve greater synergy among all stakeholders.