Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said in his address to the inaugural session of National Urban Innovation workshop held today that participation of every citizen of the state is important for development of Raipur city as a smart city. In this daylong workshop, heads of urban development bodies from country and abroad participated and shared their views and suggestions on development of Raipur city. On the occasion, Mr. Baghel felicitated the sanitation workers for their contribution in keeping Raipur city clean. Mayor, Raipur Municipal Corporation Mr. Pramod Dubey presided over the programme.

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said in his address that Raipur city is marching ahead on the path of development as a ‘smart city’ at an accelerated pace. Participation of citizens is necessary for establishing the identity of the city as clean, beautiful and well-organized. Every citizen should pledge to not litter around and to keep the surroundings clean. Also, regular cleaning of drainage sustem and roads should be ensured. Mr. Baghel said that facilities and resources are being continuously expanded to transform Raipur city into smart city. He also appealed peopel to take a pledge to make Raipur garbage-free and plastic-free city soon.

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel emphasized on requirement of those innovations for urban development that do not cause pollution of any kind. We envision Raipur Smart City as a city free from problems of mosquitoes, dengue, malaria etc, where no citizen is homeless. He emphasized on optimum utilization of the available resources. He also appreciated Municipal Corporation’s suggestions for solid waste management.

While presiding over the programme, Mayor Mr. Pramod Dubey told that consolidated efforts are being made to provide tap-connection in every household for regular water supply. Recently seven water tanks have been construction. Besides, construction of 10 water tanks has been sanctioned. Modern cowshed is being constructed on nearly 20 acre land in Fundharunder Suraaji Gram Yojana. Filter plants are being established to make Kharun River- a river of unpolluted water.

Consul General of Germany Dr Jurgen Morhard, First Secretary of Tunisia Ali Meftahi, Special DG of Uttar Pradesh Police Mr. Mahendra Modi, MD of Uttarakhand Metro Mr. Jitendra Tyagi, Transport Secretary of Jammu Kashmir Mr. Amit Sharma, Director Telangana Urban Administration Dr TK Shridevi, Health Director of Uttarakhand Dr Manu Jain, Chief Conservator of Forest Karnataka Mr. Rajkumar Shrivastava, Dr Ravi Gupta were present in the workshop. The workshop was also attended by Special Secretary Chhattisgarh Urban Administration Mrs. Alermelmangai D, Collector Dr S Bharatidasan and senior officials of departments concerned.



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