Implement waste disposal management in time-bound manner: Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: A review meeting of Urban Local Bodies pertaining to six districts was held under the chairmanship of Housing and Urban Development secretary Mathi Vathnan on Thursday.

The review meeting was held of Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Bargarh, Boudh and Nuapada districts.

Mathi Vathnan asked the officials to implement waste disposal management in urban zones in a time-bound manner.

The objective of this meeting was to review the progress of implementation of waste management rules in all Urban Local Bodies for compliance with the National Green Tribunal.

 All were directed to adhere to the timelines.

The progress in implementation of various key urban initiatives-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-were also reviewed.

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, a 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 issue of Land Rights certificates were discussed. All Collectors were requested to take the stock of the situation at their level and to take the 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.