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Saturday, 21-October-2017

All seven UT’s to achieve ODF goals by next year

Governments have focussed on this impact over a two-day survey of new urban missions

All the Union Territories representing 16 Urban Local Bodies, including the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi will be Open Defecation Free (ODF) by next year. Governments have focused on this impact amid a two-day survey of advancements of new urban missions that finished up recently. 

The state survey held recently was led by the Minister of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, M.Venkaiah Naidu, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister of Puducherry, V.Narayanasamy, Urban Development Minister of Puducherry M.Krishna Rao and Urban Development Minister of Delhi, Satyendra Jain went to the state survey. Shri Venkaiah Naidu asked all seven UTs to accelerate execution of different urban missions meant for enhancing framework in regards with sanitation, water supply, sewerage, and moderate lodging. He guaranteed that all help will be given to UTs to enable them to meet the goals.

Delhi Government authorities announced that 6.22 lakh families in Delhi will be furnished with water taps  in the following two years under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). At the event, 23.78 lakh families representing 58% of the aggregate, 41 lakh families have water accessibility and this will be expanded to 73% under AMRUT. Sewerage network will be expanded from the current 57% to 65% under AMRUT. Naidu asked for LG of Delhi to deal with issues identified with forests, corner lands, and illegal settlements to guarantee full scope of supply. 

The advance of workings under AMRUT in Delhi for which the Ministry of Urban Development endorsed a venture of Rs.802 CR for the five-year time frame 2015-20 has been checked on in detail. Taking note of sanitation as a noteworthy, Naidu asked the Delhi Government and civil bodies to concentrate on strong waste management and isolation of city squander at its source. It was guaranteed that South and East MCDs will be Open Defecation Free by October this year while North MCD will do the same by December this year. 

Of the 16 Urban Local Bodies in the UTs, just three viz., New Delhi Municipal Council, Chandigarh, and Mahe in Puducherry have progressed toward becoming ODF up until now. Amid the survey, individual governments resolved to make other 13 ULBs ODF by March one year from now. Concern was additionally communicated over the three MCDs of Delhi for not starting work, identifying with Credit Rating and supplanting old water pump sets by vitality proficient ones. It was guaranteed that MoU in such manner will be marked with EESL by September this year. 

Naidu encouraged DDA and Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board to act quickly and send all propositions at the earliest with the goal that development of houses can be finished by 2022. NDMC has been solicited to accelerate execution from its shrewd city design with concentrate on impactful tasks like pedestrianisation of Connaught Place and so forth.Venkaiah Naidu expressed gratitude towards LG of Delhi Shri Anil Baijal for guaranteeing a focus around sanitation and a general advancement of Delhi as a city.Naidu complimented Chandigarh for being the key city to guarantee water taps to each family unit under AMRUT. City authorities announced that more than 1,600 families have been given water taps. He asked the Ministry authorities to guarantee help to UTs to accelerate the execution of undertakings under the recently propelled urban missions. 

LG of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Prof. Jagdish Mukhi proposed the organization of Project Management Units to UTs for the long run to address the requirements in a manner other than fortifying broadband availability. Puducherry Chief Minister V.Narayanasamy alluded to the issue of sand accessibility in the UT and the endeavours being made to guarantee development in time. He guaranteed that LED lighting will be finished at the earliest. Urban Development Minister of Delhi Shri Satyendra Jain expressed that the focus in the national capital is on building group and open latrine seats. With this audit, M.Venkaiah Naidu finished the survey of advance of urban missions in 29 States and UTs until now.