Advocacy Workshop on Water & Sanitation

February, 13th

– Advocacy workshop was organized by District Water and Sanitation Mission Jammu to sensitize the allied departments regarding Water, Sanitation & Hygiene under the guidelines of National Rural Drinking Water & Sanitation Programme (NRDWP) at PWD Guest Ghandhi Nagar, Jammu. The aim of conducting this workshop is to create awareness among masses and sensitization of the allied departments for the conservation of water and preservation of water bodies.

Hon’ble Minister for PHE, I&FC Sh. Sham lal Chaudhary was the chief guest and Commissioner Secretary PHE, I&FC department was the Guest of Honour on the occasion.

Hon’ble Minister for PHE, I&FC during his address note stressed over the organization of such workshops in rural areas for awareness among the rural people during the Gram Sabha and emphasized for the training of VWSC’s. He further highlighted the need for conservation of water as well as the economic usage of drinking water. He further stressed that gross root level awareness is required and we must make a every drop count. If actions for its conservations are not taken today, it will spill disaster for all living beings in the near future. In his address he also laid stress on the need to follow smart ways for effective water management and conservation especially in the rural areas.

Presentations By - Health Department, Education Department, Agricultural Department, Central Water Commission Jammu, Central Ground Water Board Jammu and PHE department.

Executive Director, CCDU, Er. Rajeev Malhotra Stressed that our natural water resources should be conserved and used efficiently. And it was stressed that the vision of NRDWP cannot be achieved fully without the coordination of all the allied departments such as health, forest, agriculture, education, rural sanitation, social welfare etc and local communities. The new innovative strategies are to be devised so as to percolate the message water sanitation and Hygiene to the lower level of rural masses.

Superindenting Engineers Hydraulic circle, Jammu, Er. K. K. Magotra during his address note welcomed all the dignitaries on the occasion and while speaking on the occasion he also stressed for water conservation, rain water harvesting and on the overall quality of drinking water.

The programme was interactive in nature and is likely to generate interest, enthusiasm and healthy discussion between officers and participants of different Jammu Districts. This will help in upgrading the knowledge and the attitude of participants which finally will result in efficient and effective performance of the human resource of their respective organizations.

At the end of programme Vote of Thanks by Er. Gagan Jyoti Superintending Engineer, PHE Mech. Urban Circle Jammu and programme Presided by Er. Mohinder Manhas

Others present on the occasion were Er. H. C. Jerath Chief Engineer RTIC, Er. Sushil Aima Chief Engineer PHE Jammu, Er. R. K. Gandotra Chief Engineer, I&FC Jammu, Er. Rajeev Malhotra Executive Director CCDU, K. K. Magotra Superintending Engineer Hydraulic Circle Jammu and officers of allied departments beside this senior most retired Chief Engineers of PHE & I&FC, retired Executive Engineer and other Officials / officers of PHE department also shared their valuable suggestions on the occasion..