Oxfam office opened

Oxfam India opened its regional office in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday in the presence of civil society organisations working in the State. This step has been taken in line with its strategy of focusing on the seven States – Assam, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand that have lagged behind in the post-liberalisation period and would require strategic intervention. The decision to work in Odisha has been taken after a study commissioned by Oxfam India on ‘Regional Inequality and Inclusive Growth in India under Globalisation’ revealed that the State’s income growth is very low and the population is rapidly growing.