H&UD department signs MoU with Urban Management Centre

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G. Mathi Vathanan, principal secretary, H&UD department and others during the MoU signing.

Bhubaneswar: Housing & Urban Development department signed an MoU with Urban Management Centre (UMC) to provide technical support for capacity building of Odisha’s flagship programme “Mukhyamantri Karma Tatpara Abhiyaan” (MUKTA).

The MoU was signed virtually by G. Mathi Vathanan, principal secretary, H&UD department and Manvita Baradi, director UMC on last Monday.

The support will be through a technical support unit to support all ULB officials, Mission Shakti groups, slum development associations and other stakeholders involved in the MUKTA ecosystem and will focus on strengthening the system and building capacities of mission shakti groups to participate in MUKTA programme.

Emphasis will be given on asset creation that will ensure sustainable livelihoods for the Mission Shakti groups as well as create wage employment opportunities for the urban poor.

With UMC’s technical support, the knowledge, skills and capacities of Mission Shakti Groups/Slum Dwellers Associations will be strengthened to be effective partners in implementation of MUKTA. Strengthening system and building capacities will help them participate in the MUKTA program in identifying and implementing various community projects as community contractors.

Among others Sarada Prasad Panda, joint secretary and project director, State Urban Development Agency, who is also the state nodal officer for MUKTA and other departmental Officers were present during the MoU signing.

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