Provision of safe drinking water is essential to promote public health and ensure prevention and control of water borne diseases. As per reports of the World Health Organisation (WHO), water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea are the leading cause of illness and death especially in under developed and developing countries. Despite an increased access to clean drinking water in urban areas of India in the past few decades, the quality of water supplied has remained an area of concern. Estimates suggesting that over 3.7 crore Indians are affected by water related diseases annually, an improvement in drinking water quality, is expected to result in enhanced public health outcomes.
Housing & Urban Development
This is the Scheme for regularization of unauthorized layouts 2017.
Shelter is a fundamental human need. But unfortunately, one-fifth of the world’s population lives in slums. With rapid urbanisation, large-scale migration takes place from rural to urban areas in search of livelihood opportunities; and in the absence of inclusive urban planning, it creates shortage of housing, water, sanitation, health, education, social security and livelihood, leading to extremely poor living conditions for urban poor.
Housing is a fundamental human need. Unfortunately, one-fifth of the world’s population lives in slums. With rapid urbanisation, large-scale migration is taking place from rural to urban areas in search of livelihood opportunities, adding to the internal population growth of the cities. In the absence of inclusive urban planning, this creates shortage of housing, water, sanitation, health, education, social security and livelihood, leading to dismal living conditions for urban poor.
The Government of Orissa (GoO) aims to strengthen governance at the level of urban local bodies (ULBs) to enable affordable and sustainable access to basic services by poor people. This supports the overall goal of sustainable poverty reduction and economic growth in urban areas in Orissa. One of the objectives of the sustainable reforms program undertaken is to improve the accounting and financial management systems of the ULBs across the state of Orissa. To achieve the specific objective, the GoO decided to adopt the guidelines set out in the National Municipal Accounting Manual.
The overall goal of the Odisha Urban Sanitation Strategy, 2011 on the lines of the National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP) of India is to transform urban areas in Odisha into community-driven, totally sanitized, healthy and liveable cities and towns since efficient sanitation services has a profound impact on quality of life of citizens. To attain this goal, safe management of human excreta including its safe containment, transport, treatment and disposal is of utmost importance.
Government of Odisha is pleased to notify “Odisha Urban Sanitation Strategy 2017” aligning with “Odisha Urban Sanitation Policy 2017” notified vide Notification No.30586, dated the 30th December, 2016 for ensuring 100% ODF, strengthening of sanitation chain, Fecal Sludge and sewage Management, Solid Waste Management infrastructure and service delivery and for transforming urban Odisha into community driven, sanitized, safe, healthy and livable towns as mandated in Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)-Urban and other relevant policies of the Government.
Government of Odisha is pleased to notify “Odisha Urban Sanitation Policy, 2017” with an objective of transforming urban Odisha into community driven, sanitized, safe, healthy and livable towns by aligning with Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Urban and other relevant policies of the Government with necessary institutional framework, planning, monitoring, evaluation, Capacity Building and funding support, thereby ensuring 100% ODF, strengthening of sanitation chain, Facal Sludge and Sewage Management, Solid Waste Management infrastructure and service delivery in urban areas of the State.