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In order to save water bodies and create more green spaces, central government is ready to fund such projects.

In this direction recently Housing and Urban Development Department organised a one day training cum interactive session.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, has included rejuvenation of water bodies and creation of green spaces as one of major project components of the flagship scheme of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)-2.0.

The training program, attended by engineering staff from JMC and other Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of Jammu including Kathua, Rajouri, Samba and Udhampur, focused on the crucial task of rejuvenating water bodies across the region.

Anand Malligavad provided insights into the complete process of lake rejuvenation, ranging from identification of lakes requiring rejuvenation to execution of revitalization strategies.

During the session, Malligavad shared valuable experiences from various states, highlighting successful case studies such as the rejuvenation of lakes in Bengaluru.

The attendees had the opportunity to learn from these experiences and apply best practices to their respective areas, followed by visit of Tawi River front and pilot project of pond rejuvenation of ward No. 55.

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