Lay sewerage, water pipes at a distance: Nanda
.01 | Additional Chief Secretary Manisha Nanda during a review meeting of Urban Development and Irrigation and Public Health Department in Shimla on Wednesday.
Additional Chief Secretary, IPH and Urban Development Department Manisha Nanda today directed the department to maintain a distance while laying the sewerage and drinking water pipelines and complete all the sewerage schemes in time.
Chairing a meeting of officials, Nanda said the department should submit the action plan regarding the sewerage scheme for 2017-18 to the Urban Development Department. She also asked to submit utilisation certificates of all schemes to the department by March 17, 2017.
Director, Urban Development, Devender Gupta said Rs 310.65 crore had been released to the IPH Department for sewerage schemes since 2008-09 to 2016-17.
It was also decided that the construction of sewerage treatment plants would be undertaken as per the latest technique so that there was the minimum possibility of pollution and the parameters of the Central Pollution Control Board could also be achieved.
Urban Development Dept.
to accept old currency
.02 | Releaf on old Cash to Urban people
The Urban Development Department has decided to accept the old note denomination of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 for recovery of all taxes till 24 November, 2016.
House Tax, rent and other payable taxes till 24 November, 2016
The Urban Development Department, also giving relief, has decided that all Urban Local Bodies of the State would accept the old note denomination of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 for recovery of House Tax, rent and other payable taxes till 24 November, 2016.
Director, Urban Development Dr. RK Purthi said the decision had been taken to avoid any inconvenience to the people. He said the ULBs would accept old notes till 24 November, 2016.
He urged the people of the urban areas to pay their taxes in the offices of the ULBs.
HP to utilize Korean expertise
for urban management:
.03 | Sudhir Sharma: UD Minister
The Himachal Pradesh would utilize the global experience of Korea and World Bank for the solutions in areas like solid waste management, public transport, urban management, road constructions and maintenances etc.
Urban Development, Housing and Town and Country Planning Minister Sudhir Sharma, while presiding over the experience sharing workshop on green growth initiatives in Himachal Pradesh organised by the State government in collaboration with Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) and the World Bank, said the State Government would work on the analogy of Korean model for developing Shimla, Dharamshala city as a smart city and streamlining the traffic problems of the Shimla city which had also been included under AMRUT Mission by the government of India.
Green Growth Initiative in HP, In Collabaration with Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF)
The Minister said the Himachal government had a long partnership with the World Bank and the Development Policy Loan of the World Bank to promote inclusive green growth and sustainable development had helped the State in implementing critical structural and administrative reforms necessary to achieve rapid inclusive economic growth and development. He said Himachal Pradesh had surpassed various other States of the country in many sectors because of good co-ordination and commitment of the administrative machinery and the State leadership. Today, the State had emerged as one of the States with the best human development outcomes, which had also been documented in the World Bank report.