SUDA to develop SlRM Centre in Naxal-hit Bastar region

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SUDA to develop SlRM Centre in Naxal-hit Bastar region

Monday, 03 July 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

The State Urban Development Authority  (SUDA) will be constructing a SlRM Centre under Mission Clean City at Charama in Kanker district of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, officials said here on Sunday.

Notably, SUDA in Chhattisgarh is in the process of preparing a Master Plan for implementation of Solid Waste Management Project in all the 168 Urban local Bodies (UlBs) of Chhattisgarh, officials informed.

SUDA will also get a feasibility study and Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared for all UlBs in the State .

Meanwhile, it may be recalled that top brains currently being nurtured in the country’s premier business and technology schools are to get assignments to prepare urban development plans for civic bodies in Chhattisgarh.

The Chhattisgarh Urban Administration and Development Department has decided to invite interns comprising mainly students and researchers from renowned institutions like IITs and IIMs who would help in preparing better plans for management of water supply, low cost housing, seweragemanagement, solid waste management, poverty eradication, study of various State and Central schemes related to vehicular traffic managementin urban areas. 

Moreover, as per official information released during May this year, under the AMRUT Mission the nine municipal corporations- Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai, Korba, Rajnandgaon, Raigarh, Jagdalpur and Ambikapur- have been selected wherein ‘Shahar Sandhan Yojna’ (City Research Scheme) will be launched.

The scheme is aimed at utilizing the educational knowledge of students and researchers in better development of cities, officials said.

The State Urban Administration and Development Authority has already issued directives to all nine Municipal Corporations in this regard. 

The students in final year of graduation or post graduation studying Engineering, Management, Town Planning, Environment, Technology or Social Studies will be eligible for carrying out the studies. The research scholars can also take part in the studies in various municipal corporations.

Notably the Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) would soon be setting up an Organic Waste Converter ( OWC ) for conversion of organic wastegenerated daily in the vegetable markets in the city.

The waste collected would be converted into organic manure.

Notably, 100 per cent door-to-door collection and waste segregation would be taken up as per RMC’s ‘Smart City’ plans.

It may be recalled that Chhattisgarh Government has also decided to establish composite production unit in vegetable markets of cities across the State for manufacturing organic fertilizer using fruits and vegetables.

SUDA has issued directives to all 168 urban bodies to send information about the vegetable markets in respective areas, where significant amount of fruit-vegetable waste is found.

Commissioners of Municipal Corporations and Chief Municipal Officers of Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats have been instructed to send information within three days.

It is noteworthy that Agriculture Department will set up composite production units in market.

The Chhattisgarh government is also mulling over plans to mobilise additional financial resources through 14th Finance Commission recommendations for implementation of the AMRUT project in nine cities of Chhattisgarh, officials stated.

The action plan drawn up by the government has already prioritized proposed investment across cities as per principle of prioritization of AMRUT. Investment had been broadly distributed across nine AMRUT cities. Distribution of Investment is based on priority for providing 100 per cent universal coverage in primary thrust sectors.

Overall the Mission Thrust areas under AMRUT Project would be-- Water supply, Sewerage and Septage Management, Storm Water Drain, Pedestrian, Non Motorised and Public Transport Facilities, Parking Space, Green Spaces, Park and Recreation centres.

Chhattisgarh’s new capital city is developing separate facilities for disposal of hazardous or bio-medical waste with intensive tree plantation at disposal areas, officials informed.

On the other hand, Naya Raipur- the high tech new capital city of Chhattisgarh will be a ‘zero sewage discharge city’ equipped with decentralized sewage treatment for better efficiency.

If the project goes as per plans, Naya Raipur would probably be the first capital city of a State in the country with zero discharge of sewage.

Notably, Naya Raipur being first planned city of 21st century already has state-of-the-art infrastructure at its disposal. The city has well planned economic and social infrastructure, officials informed.

The Village Development Plan is also taking care of social equity and cohesion. The rich culture and heritage all adds to the strength of the city, they informed.

It may be recalled that a ‘Master System Integrator’ will manage the extraordinarily high-technology oriented ‘Naya Raipur Smart City System’.

The Naya Raipur Smart City System will comprise Smart Governance, City Surveillance, Intelligent Transport management System, Electricity and Water supply and City Command and Control Centre among others, officials informed.

Notably, the Naya Raipur as a Smart City will leverage the collective intelligence created by connecting physical, institutional, social and economic infrastructure to deliver a quantum improvement in the quality of life of local population, they informed.

Notably, the new capital city of Chhattisgarh is a ‘green field’ city and is planned to develop its infrastructure gradually in order to provide world class amenities and facilities to its residents and visitors.

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