An Urban Development Department workshop was organized in the state capital, Lucknow which had the pleasure of the presence of the Urban Development Minister.
For the first time in the history of the development department in Lucknow, a one-day meeting of the administrative officers was organized. The presence of Minister for Energy and Urban Development, AK Sharma in the workshop, was also accompanied by all the municipal corporation officials, Municipal Commissioner, city Panchayat President along with all other officials belonging to Urban Development Department. Many of them were also seen participating virtually in the workshop.
The Minister stayed in the workshop all along discussing the plans of the department setting the priorities of the government throughout the work shop. More than one thousand and five hundred people gathered at the occasion.
As many as eleven issues were discussed during the the occasion which also witnessed the launch of the Sugam Portal, E-Pay Portal & Mukhyamantri Nagar Srijan Yojana. Apart from this, a Swachch Bharat Abhiyan YouTube channel was also launched.
Addressing the gathering, Urban Development and Energy Minister, AK Sharma termed the function as the grand development initiation towards the urban development today. Congratulating the facilitators and organizers of the event, the Minister opined that by cleaning the roads we make the village youths’ dream come true. Cleanliness is the first step towards the nation building. Urban development is the key responsibility of decorating the peoples’ dream.
Mr Sharma held that cities are central points of the state periphery whereas the assessment of the state is based on its cities. With the change in Uttar Pradesh, the country will change, then the whole world will change gradually for around twenty five per cent of the world’s population resides in Uttar Pradesh.
The minister clearly stated that investment comes via the quality of life. One-third of the country’s population belongs to cities located on only three per cent of the land. Every time we clean the drain, we in fact clean the face of the cities, since cities are the face of the state. Henceforth, if the cities are made to shine, the state will also be shining.
Expecting better cleanliness of the state cities within, the Urban Development Minister instructed the officials concerned giving them the deadline of a month. The Minister instructed also to comply with his expectation cleaning all the filth by the festival of Dussehra around the state cities. He said Goddess Lakshmi will arrive only when there is proper cleanliness in our cities.
Mr. Sharma suggested that initially the problems should be resolved locally. However, if the problem persists, people can take help of Sambhav Portal which has been initiated solely with the purpose of the redressal of the complaints.
Talking about the administrative responsibility, Mr Sharma said that the executive officers are assessed on the basis of their performance and not on the basis of lobbying.
The Urban Development Minister also inspected the exhibition organized in the Directorate of Local Bodies. A total number of eleven topics were discussed upon which the Sambhav Portal has been launched. The target of making Uttar Pradesh a one trillion dollar economy by the year 2027, 15th Commission, Prime Minister Gati Shakti Master Plan, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Mission 2.0, AMRUT 2.0, Plastic Waste Management and Air Quality, Municipal Body General Election 2022, Sustainable Development Goal, Discussion on the schemes of the government- were among the issues discussed during the workshop.