SRIKAKULAM: During their visit to the BR Ambedhkar University (BRAU) here Tuesday, the UNICEF team members appreciated the varsity authorities for successful completion of UNICEF project - Disaster Recovery and Risk Mitigation Programme.
Addressing a meeting on the campus, UNICEF state chief Ruth Leona said that BRAU was chosen by the UNICEF as a partner to study water quality in 240 villages affected by cyclone Phailin and the survey revealed that water in only 60-80 villages was safe. She said that the BRAU stood as an example to show how a university can be a partner in development, byadopting innovative practices, and advised the management to continue the success graph.
Brij Raj Mishra, an official from the Centre for Economics and Social Studies (CESS)-Hyderabad, evinced interest in collaborating with BRAU for conducting surveys on child vulnerability to natural disasters in fishermen area of the district.
BRAU rector M Chandraiah, registrar V Krishna Mohan and NSS coordinator G Sanjeevayya were present.