GUWAHATI, March 30: The Key Resource Centre (KRC) at the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya for the implementation of government of India’s Jal Jeevan Mission organised a residential training programme for the members of Village Water and Sanitation Committees of South West Khasi hills from March 26 to 30 at the Nativity Hall Meghalaya, Mawkyrwat, South West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
The programme was inaugurated by PHED minister of Meghalaya Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar on March 26. He made the inaugural address to the trainees and highlighted the issues related to source sustainability, water conservation and proper utilisation of JJM assets by the beneficiaries. C Kharkongor, deputy commissioner of South West Khasi Hills also attended the inaugural programme along with other PHED officials.
R Nongdhar, executive engineer, PHE, South West Khasi Hills addressed the valedictory session of the training programme on Wednesday and distributed the training completion certificates to all the 60 participants. Engineer P. P. Sharma, PHE department, Assam and Rituparna Barkataky, MIS Expert, PHE Assam were also present on the occasion. Vote of thanks in the valedictory was offered by Onesssimos Shangdiar, assistant professor, department of Social Work, USTM.
The training was imparted by Dr Nibedita Paul, project director, KRC, Rituparna Barkataki MIS Expert, Partha Pratim Sarma, technical expert and Onesssimos Shangdiar, training coordinator. 60 personnel from various Village Water and Sanitation Committees of South West Khasi hills attended the sessions.
USTM is one of the implementing agencies of the government of India’s Jal Jeevan Mission having the key resource centre (KRC) at the university campus. It could be mentioned that the KRC of USTM is implementing the project in parts of Meghalaya and Assam state. National Jal Jeevan Mission under the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), the ministry of Jal Shakti.