Mathi VathananPrincipal Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department, Government of Odissa, Indian
As Principal Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Government of Odisha, Mr. Vathanan is leading the implementation of several urban development Missions & schemes such as Land Rights to Slum Dwellers- Jaga Mission, Affordable Meal Program-Aahaar, universal access to piped Drinking Water Supply, Drink from Tap Mission, Decentralised Solid & Liquid Waste Management Systems, Smart LED Street Lighting and several other inclusive initiatives covering the entire State. In the success of all of the above flagship programs executed under his leadership, the community-inclusive approach has been the key factor. The Jaga Mission implemented under his leadership has recently won the prestigious World Habitat Award-2019.
Mr. G. Mathi Vathanan belongs to the 1994 batch of Indian Administrative Service, Odisha Cadre. He has served as the Collector and District Magistrate of two districts; Managing Director of different corporations; Director, of the National Health Mission and Secretary of Commerce, Transport & Energy Departments. He also served as Special Secretary to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha.