Participants:Project-relevant government officials, media persons, academia and experts, specially lawyers, economists and research institutions, media persons and CSOs.
Objective: Launching the project at state level.
Timeframe: April or May, 2005.
Methodology: A half-day panel discussion involving state government officials from agriculture and textiles, a media person and a CSO representative. Other participants would also belong to similar backgrounds.

Each of the state partners will conduct a project launch meeting at the state level in April/May, 2005.

Current Status

All the project partners have completed their state launch meetings. Following table shows the dates in each state.

State Date of Holding the Meeting
Andhra Pradesh May 16, 2005
Karnataka April 23, 2005
Maharastra July 30, 2005
Orissa July 13, 2005
Rajasthan April 14, 2005
Tamil Nadu April 22, 2005
Uttar Pradesh May 21, 2005
West Bengal May 13, 2005

Proposed Activites

Each partner during its state launch meeting identified certain key issues for advocacy. These will be taken up by each partner with the concerned stakeholder(s) during the course of the project.