Cuttack:20/12/17; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the Odisha Environment Congress 2017 at Regional Museum of Natural History in Cuttack.
Addressing the gathering Naveen said, “I am delighted to be here today to inaugurate the Odisha environment Congress 2017 that is poised to deliberate on Sustainable River Basin Management. I hope that the issues pertaining to the theme will reach larger public domain, especially the young masses”.
My government strongly believes that healthy rivers are required for healthy society. We are committed to equitable distribution as well as sustainable utilization of the water available on the earth. Our State Water Policy recognizes drinking water supply and environmental needs as the priority areas of water use followed by agriculture and hydro-power generation. I expect that Odisha Environment Congress 2017 will provide implementable solutions for the best management of our water resources to meet the future needs of the people of Odisha. I wish this Environment Congress all success, the Chief Minister concluded