Odisha: Review Meeting of ULBs On Waste Management Held at Bolangir

Bhubaneswar: A Review Meeting of Urban Local Bodies pertaining to six districts (Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Bargarh, Boudh and Nuapada) was held today at Bolangir. Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department, G Mathivathnan chaired the meeting.

The objective of this meeting was to review the progress of implementation of Waste Management Rules in all Urban Local Bodies for compliance to National Green Tribunal (NGT). All the stakeholders present at the meeting were directed to adhere to the timelines.

The progress in implementation of various key urban initiatives i.e. JAGA Mission, Construction and Operationalisation of Micro Composting Centres and Material Recovery Facilities in ULBs, Revenue Generation, Smart Street Lights, Water supply position and Livelihood Mission was also reviewed and the target was set against each activity for the effective implementation of the schemes and programmes.

Emphasis was given on internal revenue generation to make the ULBs self-sustainable. Apart from that, review of development works under different schemes was undertaken. All were instructed to utilise the funds and to submit utilisation certificate quickly.

Similarly, sanitation issues and the issue of Land Right certificates were discussed. All Collectors were requested to take the stock of the situation at their level and to take required action. Director Municipal Administration, Joint Secretary & Deputy Secretary from the Department attended the meeting.

Collectors, Project Directors, Executive officers and concerned officials from District Administration and ULBs also attended the review meeting.

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