Gandhinagar: Union secretary urges urban local bodies in state to become self-sufficient

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: October 9, 2016 5:30 am

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission and the Amrut Yojana, a workshop for “implementation review” was held in Gandhinagar Saturday, where Rajiv Gauba, secretary, Union Ministry of Urban Development, asked municipal corporations and municipalities in Gujarat to become self-sufficient in matters related to funding.

Asking Gujarat to become a model state in creating wealth out of waste, Gauba asked representatives of the corporations and municipalities present at the meeting to not just depend on the state or centre for funds, stated an official release here. “Urban cities should become self-reliant for all services,” Gauba stated in a series of tweets about the review meeting.

The secretary also undertook review of ODF status certification progress process of cities in Gujarat. On October 2, Gujarat, along with Andhra Pradesh, became the first states to declare their urban areas Open Defec-ation Free. The meeting was attended by mayors, commissioners and officials from state government and Centre. ENS