Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that smart ways should be adopted to make the Jharkhand cities smart. He asked the state authorities concerned to ensure that basic civic amenities are provided to the people of the state without any compromise with quality.
“The facilities provided by Municipal Corporation should reach the people. Automatic or online arrangement will be done for passing maps of houses. Under this arrangement, map of a certain measurement (height and area) will be done automatically by the machine and the required fund to be deposited by the applicant will also be made. A command-control management system is also being considered for the facilities given by the Municipal Corporation,” said the CM while addressing a meeting on Swachh Bharat Mission and Smart City.
Das said that apart from Greenfield Smart City construction, transportation, community toilets and water supply should also be ensured in densely populated areas. ‘Jal Utsav’ should be celebrated in the areas where water has been supplied, he suggested.
The CM said that the government has set a target of making the state open defecation free (ODF) by 2nd October and toilet construction work should be done as per the time frame. He also ordered the officials concerned to install e-toilet at four important places.
“With new and innovative technology of Solid Waste Management, energy can be produced. Focus should be brought on W2E (Waste to Energy) conversion. Big hotels and institutions can transform wastage into compost easily with such technology. Machines can be purchased on DGSND prices,” said the CM.
Fast construction of proposed sky train in Ranchi was also discussed at the meeting. Opening maximum public medicine centers and developing public health centers as health and wellness centers were also discussed. In the meeting, Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba said that Jharkhand will not face crisis of funds for the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Urban Development Minister C. P. Singh, CS Raj Bala Verma, Development Commissioner Amit Khare, Principal Secretary Arun Kumar Singh, Municipal Commissioner Prashant Kumar and other officers were present in the meeting.