Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched two citizen centric mobile phone applications– AMA SAHAR and SWACHHA SAHAR ODISHA– at the Lok Seva Bhawan here on the occasion of Local Self Government Day.
With the launching of the apps, the ULBs will be able to submit utilization certificate online which will bring better fiscal management.
The State-Level Local Self Government Day was observed at the Lok Seva Bhawan through videoconference. Addressing the occasion, the Patnaik urged upon all urban local bodies to work dedicatedly to meet the growing aspirations of the people living in urban areas especially during pandemic days.
Patnaik appreciated the efforts made by the ULBs in the management of solid and liquid waste. He also commended the sanitation warriors for their continuous and dedicated efforts during the pandemic.
Hailing the role of women SHGs in urban sanitation, the Chief Minister said women empowerment is one of the success mantras of the state government. Describing the Mission Shakti members as the warp and weft of the fabric of sanitary solution in the state, he appreciated their critical role.
The CM also dedicated 100 Functional Micro Composite Centres and 50 Functional Material Recovery Facilities in the various urban local bodies of the state. He also laid the foundation stone for establishment of 51 Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant to ensure larger coverage of this facility across all cities and towns.
With the state’s constant endeavour to engage community-based organizations for management of sanitation facilities, the Chief Minister handed over the operation and maintenance of four Septage Treatment Plants to Mission Shakti groups of Rourkela, Angul, Balasore and Dhenkanal municipalities.