Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday advised the elected Mayors and Chairpersons of different Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to work in adherence to the 5T Principle of State Government.
Inaugurating a two-day workshop of all Mayors and Chairpersons here, the Chief Minister said 5T Principle has played an important role in the transformation of urban areas of Odisha. So, he advised us to implement the 5T Mantra in every step to provide quality services to the people.
He urged the elected ULB Chiefs to always remain with the public and work to address their issues. He also advised them to work hard with devotion to make their respective cities best in all fields.
Stating various initiatives and programmes of the State Government have received national and international recognition, the CM said Jaga Mission has turned out to be a model for the developing countries while Odisha is the only State in the country for implementing the ambitious Sujal drink from tap water project.
He also stressed on various flagship initiatives such as the Mukta Yojana, Aahaar and Smart LED Lighting.
The Chief Minister said the government has given importance to people then land while starting the Jaga Mission in Odisha for development of the slum areas. Till date, 1.75 lakh families have been given land rights and 585 slums have been transformed into model slums.
While the Sujal program has been successfully implemented in Puri, work is progressing to implement the programme in another 20 cities of the State, he pointed out.
Naveen further said that the Mukta Yojana was started to support the poor people and labourers during the Covid pandemic. The scheme will continue and the Government has made a budgetary provision of Rs 500 crore for this scheme.
Being implemented in association with Mission Shakti and Slum Development Associations, this program has become very popular. While stressing on sanitation, Mr.Patnaik advised the Mayors and Chairpersons to give priority on solid waste management.
A large number of women have contested in the recently concluded urban poll and won the poll. Naveen congratulated all of them and called upon them to do good work and keep the faith of the people.
The chief Minister advised the newly elected members to give importance to the 5T Principles as they have played an important role in the transformation of Urban Development. He also hoped that the new leadership and the new management will take the urban bodies to new heights of development.
Housing and Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena advised the newly elected Mayors and Chairpersons to work towards successful implementation of the various urban development programmes and schemes of the State Government.
Among others, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Principal Secretary H&UD, G Mathivathanan, and Director Municipal Administration Sangramjit Nayak were present on the occasion.