Urban Development conducts State level workshop on Angikaar

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Kohima, September 12: Following the launch of ‘Angikaar campaign’ by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Nagaland government through its Urban Development Department Thursday conducted a state level workshop for training of trainers (ToT) to implement the scheme.
Angikaar, a three month campaign to mobilize communities for behavioral change management, under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Housing for All (Urban) will converge with various urban missions and other central ministries for schemes and subsidy, said Head of Department of Municipal Affairs, S Takatuba Aier during the inaugural session of the workshop here.
He said that the objective of angikaar is to create awareness on best practices of water and energy conservation, waste management, health and hygiene, tree plantation and environment protection.
It also aims at engaging communities for a happier and healthier living by dedicating themselves to work towards social and environmental goals, he said.
In this, he expressed hope that the ToTs from all the districts participating in the workshop would help achieve the goals in all the cities of the State.
Information, Education and Communication specialist State Level Training Cell on PMAY-HFA(U), Nchumthung Owung revealed that in Nagaland the scheme is to be implemented for 12,889 beneficiaries of completed houses under PMAY (U) through community mobilization and IEC activities.
The beneficiaries spread in 14 towns of the State, he said.
Dwelling on the outcome of the campaign, State Nodal Officer PMAY-HFA(U) & Assistant Director Municipal Affairs, Kevileno Solo said it would enable families, communities and Resident Welfare Associations in adapting to the newly constructed PMAY(U) houses by fostering cohesive living through social behaviour change management.
Capacity Building of beneficiaries and facilitate them to implement best practices like Water & Energy conservation, Waste Management, Rain Water Harvesting, Tree plantation etc, she said.
It is also to make the life of beneficiaries fulfilling, connecting them with basic services at the household level is pertinent, she added.
Consultant, GIZ, AB-PMJAY, Nagaland, Dr. Sao Tunyi informed that 71,668 (28% of the total target) families in the State have been issued with at least one e-card to avail the facilities of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna under Ayoushman Bharat while a total of 1.92 lakhs ecards have been issued till date.
He said that preauthorization raised (number of times the treatment packages are requested by hospitals) is 3,015 while the amount of benefit availed by beneficiaries is Rs. 4.4 crore.
He also said that under the scheme 111 patients from Nagaland have availed benefit from outside the State with preauthorized amount at Rs. 21.2 lakhs.
During the technical session, topics covered include Waste management and sanitation under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) by SNO SBM-U & Deputy Director, Urban Development, Tarachu Fithu, and Angikaar module in PMAY(U) mobile application by MIS Specialist SLTC PMAY-HFA(U) Thomas Quinter.
Hands on training on MIS system and mobile application was also conducted.
State Mission Director for PMAY-HFA(U) and Deputy Secretary, Nagaland, Temjensangla delivered the welcome address while Deputy Director Municipal Affair, Temjenrenla Kechü tendered the vote of thanks.
(Page News Service)