Monday, December 5, 2022

Residential training under JJM underway in Dimapur

A four-day residential training under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) organised by University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM) supported by Ministry of Jal Shakti, government of India got underway Wednesday.
According to a DIPR report, speaking at the inaugural programme at Hotel Theja Fort, Dimapur as special guest, USTM vice chancellor, professor G.D Sarma expressed the hope that the training would be useful and set up a new game plan to bring the state of Nagaland on the map of India to become the second state to provide potable water to every household next to Goa, which holds the first rank in the State.
Professor Sarma pointed out that providing water to every household was necessary as 80% of the diseases are water-borne. He urged the gathering to know how to save, conserve natural water, and supply quality water, as water creates an important role in the maintenance of the health and economy of the State.
Associate professor, nodal officer, KRC USTM, Dr. Nibedita Paul while highlighting the objective of the training, said the training aimed to assist, empower, and facilitate the planning of participatory rural water supply for ensuring potable drinking water; the importance of water quality standards; roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in planning and implementation.
Dr. Paul urged the participants to motivate and mobilize their community and instill a sense of ownership in the village community, as a single family would be excluded from these projects.
During the inaugural programme the keynote address was delivered by EE PHED (Rural) Division Dimapur, Er. Nirie- E Nisa and vote of thanks was delivered by EE PHED (Urban) Division Dimapur, Er. Bendangtola.

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