Bhubaneswar: The Swargadwar development project in Puri will be completed by March 2021.
5T secretary VK Pandian on Saturday visited Puri and reviewed the progress of development of Swargadwar, Gosala for stray cattle and rehabilitation of beggars.
After the devastating cyclone FANI, chief minister Naveen Patnaik had announced his commitment to develop Puri as a world heritage city.
As part of the 5T initiative, a number of works have started in this regard since then to give Puri its rightful place in the world tourisim map.
Redevelopment of Swargadwar constitutes an important part of the initative.
As an interim measure, shed and other facilities are being provided to people visiting Swargadwar for cremation of their relatives.
To make the Badadanada clean, the stray cattle have also been shifted to Gosalas. 700 cattle have been shifted from Badadanda to Gosalas and another 400 will be shifted in next one month.
Funding for next 5 years for feed and maintenance has been tied up from CMRF.
Similarly, steps have also been taken for rehabilitation of beggers of Badadanda so that they can lead a respectful life.
In the meantime, 500 beggers have been rescued from Badadanda and rehabilitated in various institutions. Out of the rescued, 150 have been traced and reunited with their families.