BMC To Develop Slums As ‘Adarsh Colonies’ In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In its move to give a neat and clean look to the capital city, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will develop the slum areas as ‘Adarsh Colonies’ with all basic amenities.

The BMChas identified 348 slums where it will set up community toilets, roads and  libraries and provide water and electricity supply under Jaga Mission.

The work has already been started in 115 slums and the provision of community toilets and other facilities will be developed on a priority basis by December. Such facilities will be created in the remaining slums in a phased manner, TNIE quoted Additional Commissioner of BMC Laxmikant Sethi as saying.

Besides, Sethi said the BMC’s sanitation wing is drawing up a plan to set up community toilets in each ward.

The city currently has 75 community toilets, 99 common toilets, 42 e-toilets and 10 bio toilets. Around 22,000 people use these facilities on a daily basis.

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