The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 7
Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister, Dr. Kamal Gupta has emphasized the government’s continuous efforts to transform every city in the state into a ‘Clean City-Safe City’. As part of this initiative, a special campaign will be launched to raise awareness about door-to-door waste collection and segregation.
Dr. Kamal Gupta was presiding over a review meeting held at Haryana Niwas here today. The meeting was attended by Municipal Corporation Commissioners, District Municipal Commissioners, and officers of Urban Local Bodies Department (ULB).
During the meeting, Dr. Gupta directed the officers to take concrete measure for the beautification of cities including repair of roads, parks and parking facilities. He emphasized the significance of implementing door-to-door waste collection, segregation, and disposal, as well as the regularization of irregular colonies, property tax, and property ID. Furthermore, he urged the officers to ensure the successful implementation of the Mukhyamantri Shehri Nikay Swamitva Yojana. Through the effective execution of this scheme, the state government can achieve the goal of creating ‘Clean City-Safe City’.
He further instructed the officials to initiate a special campaign to rectify the property tax and property ID issues. For this purpose, camps should be organized at public places to disseminate information to the people. Advertisements should be displayed on smart boards at various locations to ensure wider awareness of this scheme. The property data of all 88 urban bodies in the state has been made available on the portal, allowing residents to conveniently check their respective properties.
Dr. Kamal Gupta further said that the officers should align their work with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s vision for smart cities. He highlighted that the cities of Indore and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh are renowned as the cleanest cities in the country. Dr. Gupta suggested engaging in discussions with department officials and organizing a workshop in Haryana to further explore this concept.
During the meeting, Commissioner and Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department, Mr. Vikas Gupta delivered a presentation on the ongoing activities of the department. He directed all municipal commissioners and district municipal commissioners to ensure the timely submission of weekly and monthly progress reports regarding the development works being conducted in their respective cities. He directed them to obtain timely approval for the detailed project reports to ensure that the work can commence as per the schedule.