A 1994-batch Odisha-cadre IAS officer, Shri Mathivathanan is Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development.
WD News: Shri G Mathivathanan, IAS, is now part of an 11-member advisory board recently announced by the International Water Association (IWA).
The advisory board, along with a task force, has been established for its ‘Inclusive Urban Sanitation’ initiative and to provide guidance, feedback and direction on the initiative’s priorities, activities and performance. The members will advocate for inclusive urban sanitation and provide strategic support and guidance for the initiative.
Shri Mathivathana is leading some of the flagship urban development missions of the state which include Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission (Jaga Mission), Universal Access to Piped Water Supply (Basudha), 24×7 Drink From Tap Mission (Sujal). His approach of a decentralised strategy with community partnership had become the central aspect of the Odisha model of Urban Governance initiatives and earned several national and international recognitions.
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