MUKTA professionals’ workshop put focus on water body revival

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MUKTA professionals during an one-day workshop in Bhubaneswar.

Bhubaneswar: An one-day orientation workshop of MUKTA professionals was held here on Friday to highlight the importance of water body rejuvenation and grey water management.

The aim of the workshop was to provide clarity and guidance to MUKTA professionals on effective implementation of these activities in the field.

Joint secretary Sarada Panda called for a shift towards a performance-based mode of operation and urged MUKTA professionals to identify and address any issues that may hinder their performance.

This orientation programmes has been organised to provided valuable insights and guidance to MUKTA professionals with an emphasis on performance-based operation and the need for involvement and collaboration with SHGs and CBOs, Panda added.

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Special secretary and mission director of AMRUT, Sagarika Pattanaik spoke about the ongoing water body rejuvenation “Ama Pokhari” Yojana, launched by Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on July 6 last year.

Around 2,000 water bodies in 115 ULBs are to be rejuvenated. As of now DPR for 165 water bodies with an estimated cost of 172 crore has been approved by the government, she informed and encouraged MUKTA professionals to actively participate in the state’s initiatives for urban transformation.

Among others, special secretary-OSD Sanjaya Parmanik, additional secretary Rabindra Sahu, EIC OWSSB Prasanta Kumar Mohapatra, WRI adviser Debasundar Mohapatra and director Odisha Urban Academy Dr Santanu Ratha also discussed on various aspects of implementation.

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