Union Min Jitendra Singh to inaugurate Conference on disaster mgmt, water resources in Jammu

New Delhi: The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in collaboration with the Government of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is organizing a two-day Conference in Jammu on ‘Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat’ with focus on Jal Shakti (water resources) and Disaster Management on 30 November & 1 December.

The event will be inaugurated by Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of DoNER (Development of North East Regions), Minister of State for PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions; Atomic Energy & Space, along with G.C. Murmu, Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir; R.B. Udhayakumar, Minister for Revenue & Disaster Management, Government of Tamil Nadu; and R.K. Mathur, Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh. U.P. Singh, Secretary, Water Resources and B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary, J&K will also address the Inaugural Session.

On this occasion, Singh will release the Special issue of e-Magazine, ‘Minimum Government Maximum Governance’ based on successful innovations in governance in the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, and also the integration of CPGRAMS Public Grievance Portal of Government of India and Awaaz-e-Awam Portal of J&K.

There will be four technical sessions on Day 1, ‘Rejuvenation of Rivers- Cauvery and Jhelum’, ‘Reducing Water Consumption in Agriculture’, ‘Water Warriors Discussion’ and ‘Collectors Speak on Jal Shakti Mission’.

On Day 2, in the Technical Session on ‘Urban Flooding’, speakers will address the topics of ‘Management of Floods’, ‘Forecasting & Early Warning’, ‘Emergency Responses’ and ‘NDRF Rescue Operations 0 2014 Srinagar Floods and 2015 Chennai Floods’.

This will be followed by Line Departments Speak deliberation. The ‘Sahyog Sankalp’ Resolution will be adopted in the Valedictory Session.

The Conference will be attended by 350 delegates from the State Government and flood affected families.

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