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Core Carbon Sustainable Rice Initiative

Stakeholder Consultation Meetings Under Gold Standard

October - November 2023
Venue: Telangana, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal

The consultation meetings held across the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and West Bengal aimed at promoting sustainable rice production and discussing various ways through which stakeholders can ensure climate-friendly rice production. All these states being major rice cultivators in India, unfortunately also are a significant contributor of methane emission, a greenhouse gas 27 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

This extensive outreach in October and November’23 served as a platform to disseminate project details, elucidate the anticipated environmental and social impacts of the initiative, and, most importantly, to actively engage with and address the queries and grievances of the rice farmers and other key stakeholders.

Here are some glimpses from these meetings across the states. Hundreds of farmers attended each district’s meeting to talk to the CCX team and other stakeholders.