Bhubaneswar, May 4: The success of 24×7 Drink from Tap (DFT) Mission for the ULBs launched in Odisha has become a national model. This was known from an interactive session held between a high-level administrative team from Karnataka, and officers from government of Odisha recently.
Twenty member Karnataka team led by Secretary Urban Development of the State Dr Ajaya Nagbhusan, and Managing Director Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board K.P. Mohan Raj had an interactive session with Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development G. Mathivathanan and other officers of the department at Water Academy of Odisha.
Mainly the technological, executive, operational, upkeep, outreach, and replication facets of the mission were discussed in the session. Chief Executive Officer of WATCO Pradeepta Kumar Swain, Managing Director Sarat Kumar Mishra along with senior engineers of the department appraised Karnataka team all about the mission.
After one day interaction in different sittings, the team visited various parts of Puri and Bhubaneswar to have field level exposure, and see effectiveness of the mission activities at ground zero level. Members of the team also drank water from the tap directly. They expressed deep satisfaction about approach and effectiveness of the mission.