Bhubaneswar: Odisha urban election which is over due now round the corner, the State government has geared up urban local body (ULB) administration to speed up development and welfare schemes.

At a review meeting of ULBs of 6 districts , Cuttack , Jajpur , Kendrapada ,Jagatsinghpur , Anugol and Dhenkanal, held on Friday at Byasanagar, the housing and urban principal secretary G Mathivathanan directed the administrators to implement programmes like sanitisation and Jaga Mission with a timeline with transparency.

Mathivathanan has warned urban officials to perform in a very transparent and effective manner failing which administrative action will be initiated against the defaulters.

The progress in implementation of various key urban initiatives like JAGA Mission, Construction and Operationalisation of Micro Composting Centres and Material Recovery Facilities in ULBs, revenue generation, Smart Street Lights, water supply position and Livelihood Mission were also reviewed and the target was set against each activity for the effective implementation of the schemes and programmes. Emphasis was given on internal revenue generation to make the ULBs self-sustainable. Apart from that, review of development works under different schemes was undertaken. All were instructed to utilise the funds and to submit utilisation certificate quickly. Similarly, sanitation issues and the issue of land right certificates were discussed.

All Collectors were requested to take the stock of the situation at their level and to take required action. Director Municipal Administration, Joint Secretary & Deputy Secretary from the Department attended the meeting.

Sangramjit Naik , Director Municipal Administration gave introductory address .Among others Kalyan kumar Rath , Addl Secy , Pravat kumar Mohapatra Jt .Secy and Sarada Panda Deputy Secretary cum Addl Director SUDA spoke on various schemes .