Odisha shall be made slum-
free by 2023 because the state is specializing in bettering well being and schooling and strengthening ingesting water provides amongst different welfare measures, a minister mentioned on Friday.
This was acknowledged by Odishas Housing and City Growth Minister Pratap Jena on social media.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had launched the slum up-gradation programme in September final yr, saying all slums within the state could be transformed into mannequin colonies within the subsequent three years.
“The slums shall be fully developed with emphasis on electrical energy, roads, schooling, well being, ingesting water, and sanitation,” Jena mentioned.
The Odisha authorities had on Thursday directed officers of all city native our bodies (ULBs) to make sure that 25 per cent of their respective annual budgets are spent on the event of slums below their jurisdiction.
Director Municipal Administration (DMA) Sangramjit Nayak requested the ULB officers to usually monitor the spending and assign quarterly targets.
As per the Housing and City Growth Division’s estimates, Rs 2,895 crore (excluding salaries) shall be allotted to the 114 ULBs through the two monetary years 2020 -21 and 2021-22, of which Rs 723.75 crore must be spent on slum improvement.
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