Bhubaneswar, August 31 (LocalWire): At the state level Local Self-Government day observed at Lok Seva Bhawan through video conference, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated 100 functional Micro Composite Centres and 50 functional Material Recovery Facilities to urban local bodies.
He also laid the foundation stone for the establishment of 51 Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants across the state.
Patnaik urged all urban local bodies to work dedicatedly towards meeting the growing aspirations of the urban population, especially during the pandemic.
He also appreciated the efforts made by the ULBs in the management of solid and liquid waste and in making the cities cleaner.
Hailing the role of women SHGs in urban sanitation, the Chief Minister said that women empowerment is one of the success mantras of the government.
Describing the Mission Shakti members as the warp and weft of the fabric of sanitary solution in the state, the Chief Minister appreciated their critical role.
With this, he handed over the operation and maintenance of four Septage Treatment Plants to Mission Shakti groups of Rourkela, Angul, Balasore and Dhenkanal Municipalities.
As a part of the 5-T mandate, the Chief Minister also launched the mobile apps “AMA SAHAR” and ‘SWACHHA SAHAR ODISHA” through which the ULBs will be able to submit utilization certificate online, slated to bring better fiscal management.
Apart from all this, the Chief Minister felicitated all the best performing ULBs of the State in recent Swachha Sarbekhyan-2020, namely Berhampur Municipal Corporation, Paradeep Municipality, Joda Municipality, Kotpad NAC, Barbil Municipality, Dhenkanal Municipality, Rajgangpur Municipality, Byasanagar Municipality and Choudwar Municipality.