Workshop on ODF Plus and water conservation

The Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat addressing at the launch of the “Jal Shakti Abhiyan”, a new Pan-India Scheme, in New Delhi on July 01, 2019. The Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Rattan Lal Kataria, the Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Shri U.P. Singh and the Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer are also seen.

New Delhi :  A two-day National Planning Workshop on ODF Plus and Water Conservation was held recently in New Delhi.

The Workshop was organised around five thematic technical sessions:Biodegradable Waste Management in Rural Areas, Plastic Waste Management in Rural Areas, Grey Water Management in Rural Areas, Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) in Rural Area and Water Conservation & Rain Water Harvesting respectively.

As part of the workshop, an exhibition was also held at ICAR Campus, demonstrating various initiatives under ODF-Plus and field visits were conducted with all the participants to highlight the importance of water conservation.

Speaking at the occasion, Minister of State for Jal Shakti Rattanlal Kataria said, “In 2014,the Prime Minister introduced the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and now, because of people’s contribution, we are moving towards the 100 per cent success of this Mission in October 2019.

Moving on to the Jal Shakti Abhiyan, just like SBM, we aim to make the Jal Shakti Abhiyan a successful jan andolan, with the help of the people”.

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS)Secretary Parameswaran drew attention to four important intervention areas namely water conservation, source sustainability, piped water supply and greywater management.


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