Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer Appreciates Odisha’s Drink from Tap Mission

Bhubaneswar:  Nobel laureate and eminent economist Prof Michael Kremer visited Puri and Bhubaneswar to understand the impact of Odisha government’s flagship programme ‘Drink from Tap Mission’.

Kremer is an American development economist who is University Professor in Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

A five-member team led by Prof Kremer and Benjamin Krause, Executive Director, Development Innovation Lab undertook the visit on Thursday and Friday and interacted with consumers and Jal Sathis.

They were highly appreciative of Odisha’s efforts in providing 24×7 Drink from Tap quality water to every home particularly the urban poor and the significant socio-economic impact caused by the Mission, an official release said on Saturday.

The team also interacted with Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development, G Mathi Vathanan to know more about the Drink from Tap Mission, JAGA Mission and other transformative initiatives taken up by the Department.

Both Prof Michael Kremer and G Mathi Vathanan discussed the areas of collaboration and explored opportunities towards strengthening the strategic partnership in a long-term basis between University of Chicago, USA and government of Odisha. Senior officers of H&UD department and the team members accompanying Prof Kremer were present during the discussion.

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