Review meeting on Transformative Urban Agenda held

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Performance review meeting for the ULBs of the three districts underway.

The Housing & Urban Development department started its cluster wise performance review meeting for the ULBs with a focus to trigger completion of the key projects under the key urban agenda and to enhance community partnership while executing various urban initiatives.

As many as 23 Urban Local Bodies from three districts such as Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal attended the review meeting organised at DRDA Conference Hall, Chatrapur. The meeting was chaired by G Mathi Vathanan, Principal Secretary, H&UD department. Director Municipal Administration, Sangramjit Nayak and Joint Secretary and Director, SUDA, Sarada Prasad Panda from the department also attended and reviewed various schemes/projects.

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The progress of implementation of various programmes such as “SUJAL”- Drink From Tap Mission and Universal Piped Water Supply to all, JAGA Mission, MUKTA, AAHAAR, Urban Sanitation, SMART LED Light initiative among others are the various programmes wherein the progress of ULBs were reviewed.

All ULBs were instructed to focus on enhanced citizen connect and ensure effective public service delivery. The WATCO and PHEO teams were instructed to ensure 100 per cent Drinking Water Supply to all. Vathanan directed Collectors of the three districts to make field visits and verify the quality of work and coverage.

The urban team have made diverse accomplishments in the last few years by introducing revolutionary initiatives like JAGA Mission, Drink From Tap Mission, MUKTA, Decentralised Sanitation Strategy etc.

The Urban initiatives have not only attracted people within the country but have received accolades and laurels across the globe. Also, people from other countries are visiting the State to get an exposure on the various initiatives.

Collectors of Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Commissioner Berhampur along with their executive officers and key Engineering personnel also attended the meeting.

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