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The second state roundtable in Bhubaneswar, saw 25 participants from various fields attend. Odisha government representatives from the State Pollution Control Board and FSSAI; senior doctors from AIIMS Bhubaneswar and ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar; scientists from the Zoological Survey of India, CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Institute of Physics; academicians from Utkal University, Berhampur University and OUAT as well as members of health NGOs participated with enthusiasm and debated the best way forward for the state over the course of the 2 hour discussion.

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The first state roundtable, organised by the IWG Secretariat, saw 31 scientists, doctors, NGO workers and academics from Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland attend. Representatives from the Assamese government, including members of the State Pollution Control Board, FSSAI, Department of Planning and Transformation also participated. The 2 hour discussion saw multiple sources of lead poisoning in the North-East discussed as well as the next steps needed, such as more research, sharing of data, on-ground awareness etc.