An awareness campaign on "Jal Shakti Abhiyan Mela" was jointly organized by ICAR-IIWM and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kendrapara at Suniti village, Mahakalapara block, Kendrapara district, Odisha during Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav programme on 11.09.2019. Incharge Director, Dr. R.K. Panda alongwith Dr. S.K. Jena, Dr. P.S. Brahmananda, Dr. Ranu Rani Sethi and Dr. A.K. Nayak, Principal scientists of the Institute, Dr. Prabhanjan Mishra, Scientist, KVK, Kendrapara, Mr. B.K. Rout, Asst. Engineer, Deptt. of Water Resources, Govt of Odisha attended in the interaction meet. Around 100 farmers from the nearby villages Suniti, Sugal, Kharianta, Benakandha, Panchagochhia, Kantilo were participated in the programme. The farmers were briefed about the background and objectives of "Jal Shakti Abhiyan" and they were explained about the various components like renovation of community ponds, strengthening of watershed activities for soil and water conservation, groundwater recharge and afforestation, which are being focused during phase-1 of the Abhiyan (July 1st to September 15th 2019).