Bhubaneswar: A 15-member team of senior officers from Tamil Nadu government led by R Lalitha, additional commissioner, municipal administration including Prasanth MS, additional director Rural Development(G), Department of Rural Development & Panchayatiraj were on a two-day visit to Odisha to study implementation FSTP management system.
The team had an interaction with G Mathi Vathanan, principal secretary H&UD Department in Kharabela Bhawan. During the discussion, the team members shared their learnings and were highly impressed with the state’s community participation initiatives, especially the “Garima” scheme.
Upon their arrival the delegates had a meeting with Housing & Urban Development Department Officials presided over by DMA cum Mission Director SBM Sangramajit Nayak. Then the team visited the Odisha Urban Academy and the FSTP in Basuaghai, here. They interacted with the transgender community and comprehended the group’s own operational and maintenance processes.
On the second day of their trip the team visited Cuttack Municipal Corporation to study the entire dislodging process, right from the time a caller dials the helpline number 14420 till the sludge is disposed of at the FSTP. The team was briefed by the CMC team led by Sanjibeeta Ray, deputy commissioner, as to how the element of safety is prioritised after the implementation of the Garima scheme.