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WATCO Observes Water Day

Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of the World Water Day, 2022, Water Corporation of Odisha (WATCO) observed World Water Day here with the theme ‘Groundwater – Making the Invisible Visible’.

Speaking on the occasion G. Mathi Vathanan, Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department told that Govt. of Odisha is taking pioneering steps to sustainably manage the state’s groundwater reserve and gradually shifting its Drinking Water Supply projects to surface water sources. We need to work together to restore this precious hidden resource for our future generations.

Every year, on 22 March World Water Day is observed globally as an annual UN Observance Day to highlight the importance of freshwater and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources he added.
Resident Project Manager for WATCO-PMC Chinmay Tripathy made a presentation on this year’s theme relating it with WATCO activities as well as the reform measures taken so far in Odisha’s water sector.

At the outset Chief Executive Officer WATCO Er. P. K. Swain gave welcome address .

Among others Special Secretary Susanta Kumar Purohit and Sagarika Patnaik, Engineer in Chief PHEO Er. Rabindra Nath Nayak and for OWSSB Er. Hadibandhu Behera, Managing Director, WATCO Er. Sarat Chandra Mishra, Director, Odisha Water Academy Dr.Santanu Rath, transgender leaders Samikshya and Tanushree along with senior officials from WATCO, PHEO, OWSSB, Jalsathis and transgender SHG members from Cuttack were present.

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