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Date :4/28/2024
Press Release on 28th April 2024
H&UDD, J&K Hosts Training cum interactive session on Water Bodies Rejuvenation: Experts Share Insights and Best Practices.

oday, a one-day training cum interactive session was held at the conference hall of the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) under the Guidance of Ms. Mandeep Kaur, IAS Commissioner/Secretary, H&UDD, J&K The session was conducted by Mr. Anand Malligavad, a Water Bodies Rejuvenation Expert from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). To make our cities more live able, sustainable and water secure in the long run, 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 component of the flagship scheme of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)-2.0 covering. The training program, attended by engineering staff from JMC and other urban local bodies of (ULBs) Jammu including Kathua, Rajouri, Samba, and Udhampur, focused on the crucial task of rejuvenating water bodies across the region. Mr. Malligavad, drawing from his expertise and experience, provided insights into the complete process of lake rejuvenation, ranging from the identification of lakes requiring rejuvenation to the execution of revitalization strategies. During the session, Mr. Malligavad shared valuable experiences from various states, highlighting successful case studies such as the rejuvenation of lakes in Bengaluru. Attendees had the opportunity to learn firsthand 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 attendees were the Mr. Narinder Khajuria, Mission Director (AMRUT)-2.0, Mr. Puneet Sharma, (JKAS) Director of Urban Local Bodies Jammu, Mr. Abdul Star, (JKAS) Joint Commissioner (Health and Sanitation) of JMC, Officers of different department like UEED, PHE, Flood control etc., Executive Officers of concerned ULBs, and all engineering staff from the respective ULBs. Their active participation demonstrated a collective commitment to enhancing water conservation and environmental sustainability efforts in the region. The H&UDD, J&K remains steadfast in its mission to promote responsible environmental stewardship and sustainable urban development. Such training initiatives serve as vital platforms for capacity-building and knowledge-sharing, ultimately contributing to the betterment of communities and the preservation of natural resources.