GrACE was launched by CGR to provide an ideal platform for a national level broad spectrum movement for the protection of the unique bio-geosphere along the east coast of India, which has great environmental, social, economic, cultural and spiritual significance in the sub continent. Four regional conventions have been organised in the local universities in the region and few more are under planning.
Ø More conventions in the region.
Ø Advocacy and lobbying for a special conservation focus and making the hills a National and Global Natural heritage site.
Ø Forming a wider national network
National Conference on Easternghats, SV University, Tirupati
A two day national conference on 4th & 5th December 2014 conservation of Eastern Ghats was organized in collaboration with Sri Venkateshwara University. Papers were called on 6 sub-themes and a souvenir was published containing these abstracts
Two Day National Conference on Eastern Ghats at Utkal University
Eastern Ghats in the state of Odisha occupy a center stage in ecological, economic and socio-cultural development. In view of the significance of Eastern Ghats in the state of Odisha, a Two Day National Conference on Eastern Ghats was organized at Utkal University Bhubaneswar during 16th & 17th April 2016. The inaugural session was addressed by Hon’ble Governor of Odisha Sri S C Jamir followed messages and insights from eminent personalities i.e., Padmashri Prof P. Mohanthy- Hejmadi, Former Vice Chancellor, Sambalpur University, Prof. A.K. Das, Vice Chancellor, Utkal University and GrACE and CGR heads.
A souvenir containing 100 abstracts of research was released and about 12 guest speakers spoke in 6 technical sessions plus around 50 papers were presented in the conference. A green rally was organized in the second day of the conference.