Urban Development Minister Usha Devi: Expand ULB initiatives – न्यूज़लीड India

Urban Development Minister Usha Devi: Expand ULB initiatives

Bhubaneswar, November 24: Housing and Urban Development Minister Usha Devi on Wednesday stressed on scaling up the initiatives taken by the state government to transform urban Odisha. Inaugurating a state level workshop-cum-orientation for the elected representatives of ULBs here, the minister said that the participation and leadership of the elected representatives would lead the state to success.

He reiterated the vision of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and said that decentralization and community participation are the two eyes of the Odisha model for urban governance. Archana Nag case creates ruckus in House on inauguration day Director of Municipal Administration Sangramjit Nayak said allocation of H&UD department has increased to over Rs 7,000 crore. He advised the city leaders to have more empathy for the downtrodden, the distressed, transgenders, the urban poor, women and those in need. Joint Secretary and Director of State Urban Development Agency Sharda Prasad Panda also spoke. Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councilors of 12 ULBs from five districts – Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara participated.

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