[Chd,Pb]Center Directs Punjab To Expedite Work On Its Flagship “Swachh Bharat Mission”
On Swachh Bharat Mission, State had aimed to declare the state ODF by October 2018.
Punjab was told to fast-track proposals under Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana.
Punjab was also told to improve solid waste processing in Amritsar which has been declared as heritage city.
“However, so far only 61 Urban Local Bodies out of 164 have been declared as ODF. The state has agreed to expedite
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri reviewed the progress of the Centre’s flagship schemes —
Swachh Bharat Mission,
Smart Cities Mission,
Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana and
Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission — in Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh.
Talking to reporters, Puri said urbanisation posed a formidable challenge.
,Punjab proposed to provide 4.6 lakh new house water connections under AMRUT – Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.
On Smart Cities Mission, it was informed that detailed project report (DPR) of all three cities
Ludhiana in Punjab were under preparation.
“Thus 11 projects worth Rs 3,385 crore in Amritsar,
19 projects worth Rs 1,899 crore in Jalandhar and
19 projects worth Rs 1,898 crore are at the DPR stage,”
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[New Delhi]Carrying Forward Swachh Bharat Mission Government Tributes Mahatama Gandhi With Commemorative Postage Stamps
The Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad along with the Minister for Urban Development & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Venkaiah Naidu and the Minister for Rural Development Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh released Commemorative Postage stamps on the theme of Swachh Bharat to mark the Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi today..
Shri Prasad speaking on the occasion said the Government intends to make cleanliness a part culture of this country under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi . He pointed out that the design for the stamps were selected through a competition among the children on the theme. Shri Naidu also appreciating the idea said that if the practice of cleanliness catches with our children, it would spread as a mass movement in the country. He hoped that Swachhatha will become a Jan Andholan.
Shri Birender Singh said the release of the stamps on the Martyrdom Day on this subject of cleanliness, which is very close to the heart of the Father of the Nation, is an apt tribute to him.
The Department of Posts, at a function this morning issued a set of these three Commemorative Postage Stamps on the theme of Swachh Bharat.
Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by the Prime Minister on the 2nd October, 2014 on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This all encompassing Mission covering our surroundings seeks to achieve “Clean India” and aims to provide access to toilets to all households in the country, and making adequate arrangements for Solid and Liquid Waste Management.
Release of a set of three stamps and a miniature sheet on the theme Swachh Bharat is a part of this effort to achieve the vision of Clean and Healthy India.
The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu along with the Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh releasing the Postal Stamp on Swachh Bharat, in Delhi on January 30, 2015.