Tamil Nadu’s Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Udhayanidhi Stalin, visited the slum areas in Bhubaneswar on Friday to see Odisha’s flagship development initiatives that are transforming the lives of its city dwellers.
He commended the state during his visit to Ishaneswar Biju Adarsh Colony and witnessed first-hand the participatory slum improvement work taken up under Jaga Mission and interacted with the Slum Dwellers Association and the Mission Shakti SHGs.
He appreciated the state’s efforts to empower the marginalised and the poor living in slums by adopting governance by community approach.
He was delighted to see the huge impact people centric programmes such as Drink from Tap, Jaga Mission and Urban wage employment scheme (MUKTA) have made.
The minister was accompanied by senior officers from Tamil Nadu along with principal secretary, H&UDD, Odisha G. Mathi Vathanan, BMC commissioner VA Kulange, Sourindra Routray, additional mission director, JAGA Mission and joint secretary Sarada Prasad Panda and other team members.