Training to rural bodies at dist level held


Dimapur, October 11: A training to Rural bodies at District level for DWSM and PHED officials was conducted by PHED (Urban) Division today in the state capital kohima sponsored by RD Department under GIA/SFA scheme.
The training was conducted in two sessions. In the first session, Er. Abinuo Peki (SDO) PHED deliberated on SBM(G) & Health and Sanitation.
In her speech she said that the Department had made a huge achievement by declaring Nagaland as Open Defecation Free for all Rural areas way before the National Target ie 2019 on 2nd Oct 2018 which she said was possible only because every citizen played its part by cooperating and taking initiative to it. She also requested everyone to give opportunities so also encourage every citizen to have water connectivity at home because health & sanitation is applicable and possible only through proper availability of water.
In the second session, Er. P. Khetoi Awomi (EE) PHED, Kma(U) spoke on the Functions of WATSAN committee & Water Quality Monitoring & Surveillance and Communitization. He stated that through the Nagaland Communitization of Public institutions & Services Act 2002,
Communitization came into act by which local authorities are empowered for delegation of the State Govt. functions by way of participation in matters related to local public utilities, public services such as Water Supply etc.
He also explained on how the WATSAN committee is functioned & formed. He advised the Officials & Staff to make proper survey and test with the water quality so that the citizens will have a safe and potable drinking water. Every District has a laboratory and WATSAN Committee can approach the department laboratory in their own District HQ for water testing.
Earlier the program was chaired by Er. John Kurian (JE) PHED, Kma(U) and Mr. Khehoto Achumi(DAO) Kma(U) pronounced the invocation.
(Page News Service)