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Chhatrapur: Principal Secretary Housing & Urban Development, G Mathi Vathanan started holding the Cluster wise performance review meeting for the ULBs with a focus to trigger completion of the key projects that are underway implementation under the key urban agenda and to enhance community partnership while executing various urban initiatives.

On Friday 23 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) from three districts i.e. Ganjam, Gajapati & Kandhamal attended the review meeting organised at DRDA Conference Hall, Chatrapur.

Director Municipal Administration, Sangramjit Nayak and Joint Secretary and Director, SUDA, Sarada Prasad Panda from the Department of Housing & Urban Development also attended and reviewed various schemes/projects.

The progress of implementation of various programmes i.e. “SUJAL”- Drink From Tap Mission & Universal Piped Water Supply to all, JAGA Mission, MUKTA, AAHAAR, Urban Sanitation, Smart LED Light initiative etc 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.

Peoples Satisfaction is the real achievement- said Mathi Vathanan. He also directed Collectors of the said three Districts to make field visits and verify the quality of work and coverage.

The urban teams 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 rather have received various accolades and laurels across the globe. Also, people from various corners of the country are visiting Odisha to get an exposure on the government’s various initiatives. He advised all ULBs to make their city a Model City.

Time, speed and scale of implementation has always been a hall mark for Team Urban in execution its various pro-poor reforms. All ULBs should keep its as key USPs during implementation of various initiatives, said the Principal Secretary.

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