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Raghubar Das announces setting up a Regional Development Authority

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Jamshedpur, July 7: The Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday announced that the state government will constitute Jamshedpur Regional Development Authority to provide better civic services and monitor town planning.

Speaking t the inauguration of Ramadhir Bagan Park near Telco, Das said, “The government is seriously thinking of constituting a Jamshedpur Regional Development Authority and a proposal in this connection will soon be placed in the state Cabinet for necessary sanction. The idea is to provide a planned and uniform civic amenities and town planning for city and its outskirts which will be known as Greater Jamshedpur.”

After the constitution of the Greater Jamshedpur the basic amenities like roads, drains, water, power, transport, health, education, playground, theatres, and stadiums will be provided by the authority in city and nearby areas.

Reiterating its Government’s commitment to provide amenities, the Chief Minister also said that memorandum of understanding (MoU) has already been signed earlier this month between state government and Tata Steel for supply of water in non Tata Steel lease areas.

Residents living outside Tata Steel command areas in city will also benefit of quality water from Jusco soon he noted.

“As per the agreement, government will bear 40 per cent of the cost while Tata Steel will be bearing 60 percent of the cost (laying of pipes and providing connections) for supply of water in these areas. Survey work in these areas (non-Tata Steel lease areas) will be completed by October 2 this year and, thereafter, Tata Steel subsidiary Jusco and the state government will sit together to finalize rates for water and connection charge and after forms distribution connection will be provided in a phase wise manner,” the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated ‘zero liquid discharge initiative’ of Jusco by pressing button at the Sitaramdera Park.

Chief Minister also inaugurated the Kharkhai sewage treatment plant, which will recycle 10 million liters of liquid sewage discharge in a day. 

“It is an ambitious project and we are looking forward to make it success. Jamshedpur will become the first city in the country to become zero liquid discharge.

The project, worth Rs 56 lakh, at Kharkhai sewage treatment plant with a capacity to treat 10 million liters of sewerage water per day will be used for horticulture as well as in plant and other purpose. Similar facility will be operational at Bara sewerage treatment plant by July 2017 with a capacity of 30 million liters per day,” said Jusco MD Ashish Mathur.

Das also flagged off 12 vans as part of Jusco ‘Ek Ped Ek Jeevan Campaign’ wherein one lakh saplings will be planted in 200 days in the city with help of social organizations and institutions. The vans will distribute saplings of fruit bearing trees to different institutions for plantation at residential colonies.

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