Odisha Govt Aims To Convert Slums Into ‘Adarsh Colonies’
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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced that all the slums across the state will be converted into ideal colonies with all basic civic amenities.
The Chief Minister launched the slum up-gradation and de-listing initiative through video conferencing here.
All slums in #Odisha to be converted into ‘Adarsh Colony’ in next 3 years; developmental activities in around 1000 slums to begin immediately, slums dwellers will get electricity supply, drinking water, proper road & hospitals: CM Naveen at the launch of Slum up-gradation program
— OTV (@otvnews) September 28, 2020
He said this initiative aims to improve the living conditions of 18 lakh slum dwellers by providing them with piped water supply, paved roads, stormwater drains, street lights, sanitation, household electricity, community spaces and recreational areas.
With a vision of slum free cities under #JAGAMission, CM @Naveen_Odisha inaugurated Slum Upgradation Programme to transform 2919 slums in Odisha. The programme started from Baleswar, the land of Fakir Mohan & CM said all slums will be transformed into model colonies in next 3 yrs pic.twitter.com/aQU7R28Rxz
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) September 28, 2020
But more importantly, it encourages the participation of the slum dwellers themselves in the up-gradation process, he added.
“The process shall start immediately in 1,000 slums and then be scaled up to cover each and every slum in the state within a period of 3 years to make the state slum-free,” said Patnaik.
“While Odisha is putting up a brave fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, I hope this up-gradation initiative will enhance the collective resilience of the slum dwellers by improving their lives and livelihoods,” said the Chief Minister.