H&UDD hosts training cum interactive session on water bodies rejuvenation; experts share best practices


JAMMU, APRIL 28: The Housing and Urban Development Department today organised a one day training cum interactive session under the supervision of Commissioner Secretary, H&UDD, Mandeep Kaur.

The session was conducted by Anand Malligavad, Water Bodies Rejuvenation Expert from the Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

Pertinently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, has included rejuvenation of water bodies and creation of green spaces as one of major project components of the flagship scheme of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)-2.0.

The training program, attended by engineering staff from JMC and other Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of Jammu including Kathua, Rajouri, Samba and Udhampur, focused on the crucial task of rejuvenating water bodies across the region.

Anand Malligavad provided insights into the complete process of lake rejuvenation, ranging from identification of lakes requiring rejuvenation to execution of revitalization strategies.

During the session, Malligavad shared valuable experiences from various states, highlighting successful case studies such as the rejuvenation of lakes in Bengaluru.

The attendees had the opportunity to learn from these experiences and apply best practices to their respective areas, followed by visit of Tawi River front and pilot project of pond rejuvenation of ward No. 55.

Among the distinguished participants were Narinder Khajuria, Mission Director (AMRUT)-2.0, Puneet Sharma, Director Urban Local Bodies Jammu, Abdul Star, Joint Commissioner (Health and Sanitation) JMC, officers of different department like UEED, PHE, Flood Control, Executive Officers of concerned ULBs and engineering staff from the respective ULBs.


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