Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated various development projects to people on the occasion of Local Self-Government (LSG) Day on Saturday.
Gracing a State-level programme at the Lok Seva Bhawan here, he inaugurated ward offices under several urban local bodies, including the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) through videoconferencing.
Patnaik also flagged off the micro composting centres, a BDA fast track building plan approval system and an online marriage certificate provision in Bhubaneswar.
He also disbursed Rs 10,000 online to 1,369 street vendors in first phase out of the 4,103 small businessmen affected by Cyclone Fani in the State.
Patnaik reiterated his stress on his Government’s 5Ts (Technology, Transparency, Teamwork, Time and Transformation) formula and advised the urban local bodies to discharge their duties keeping common people at centre.
“The citizen-centric governance is the chief goal of the local self-government. The proper management of developmental projects is a challenge in urban areas.
If we work for people by following 5Ts, we will definitely meet their needs, which is our target,” he said.
He said that his government has set a goal to make the State’s all urban local bodies free from wastes in a year. He wanted that women should be involved in the programme.
Besides, Patnaik laid foundation-stones to set up 342 micro compost units in 114 civic bodies and 40 septage treatment facilities at a total investment of Rs 70 crore in 26 municipalities.