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Odisha Govt Inks 3 MoUs To Improve Urban Living


21 November 2019

Debashish Maharana


Bhubaneswar: The Housing and Urban Development Department on Thursday signed three MoUs with different organisations at Kharvela Bhavan here. The MoUs were inked in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with a vision to transform urban service delivery system.

The three organisations which entered into partnership with the State Government are - e-gov Foundation, Janagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy and Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation.

e-gov foundation of Nandan Nilkani and Srikanth Nadhamuni will provide full stack of municipal services applications which includes a feature-rich dashboard portal for all ULBs, public grievance management system, finance and accounting, property tax management, water and sewerage system, trade license system and one line building plan approval system. It will be easily accessible for citizens through web and mobile app.

Janagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy of Ramesh and Swathi Ramanathan will undertake a transformative reform of property taxation in ULBs resulting in growth in revenue of ULBs and investment in better service and infrastructure.

The Indian Heritage Cities Network foundation represented its Chairman Dr Ramachandran, is an official partner of UNESCO and entered into an MoU with H & UD Department, Odia Language Literature & Culture and Tourism Deparment for promotion of heritage based sustainable development.

Addressing the gathering the Odisha CM expressed his commitment to function with 5-T mantra to bring about visible transformation in the lives of people. The Chief Minister hoped that these MoUs will be successful in providing transformative results in a time bound manner to improve urban life.

Among others, Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena, OSDA Chairman Subroto Bagchi, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy and Development Commissioner Suresh Mahapatra were present.

Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

Pratap Jena, Minister, H & UD, Odisha