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CS directs immediate preparation of proposal to procure land for smart city

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Ranchi, May 23: State chief secretary Rajbala Verma on Monday directed the concerned officials to hire consultants for the quality check and time bound completion of the housing project for the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.

She also directed the officials of the department to prepare proposals to procure land for smart city as soon as possible so that it can be presented in the Cabinet. Verma was chairing a review meeting of Urban Development & Housing Department at the Project Bhawan.

Verma told the officials to link vendors and beneficiaries of National Urban Livelihood mission with skill development programs so that needy can get loan under Mudra Yojna for their self employment.

She asked the officials to map exact number of street vendors and identify the place for vending zone. Two agencies are doing survey work for street vendors in 24 municipal areas of Jharkhand.

In the meeting, officials informed the CS that 16,416 housing units in 14 municipal areas are permitted under the Pradhan Mantri AwasYojna during the first phase. Allotment of the first installment has also been done in this regard.

Principal secretary Housing Department informed that selected beneficiaries database are also getting uploaded in MIS. He further added 441 acre land in HEC area has been already marked for the Smart City Project, for which the state government will pay Rs 485 crore to the HEC authorities. Formalities for the same are in process.

CS directed the officials to get the administrative permission without delay for the solid waste management in Ranchi. Along with this, she also pointed out the need for administrative and financial action for strengthening of Ravindra Bhawan, flyovers and other municipal areas.

Verma directed the officials to make a list of all the schemes that’s tagged with World Bank and also to enlist the schemes whose DPR is ready, so that the financial Performa for other schemes can be made.

CS also pointed that speedy work is needed for Namomi Gange Pariyojna, she also directed to make DPR for the restoration of Subarnarekha River.

The CS was informed by the officials that a DPR for urban water supply scheme is being prepared and financial approval is expected for forthcoming schemes worth Rs 630 crore. The, CS was also informed that JUDCO is preparing the DPR for 125 schemes.

In the meeting Arun Kr. Singh, principal secretary, Urban Development Department, and many other top officials were present.

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