Webinar on Union Budget 2023: Urban Development, Sanitation and Urban Planning Strategies for Implementation
Chandigarh, March 1:- Sh. Anup Gupta, Mayor, Chandigarh today represented the city’s citizen centric awareness and engagement ecosystem during a webinar on implementation strategies based on various Budget announcements for FY 2023-2024.
The intent of this webinar was to seek feedback from various stakeholders on strategies to overcome challenges, improve implementation strategies, ideate on nuances to formulate frameworks on various new announcements etc.
Towards this, the webinar was organized on the subject of “Urban Planning, Development and Sanitation” led by MoHUA and MoEF&CC. The inaugural session was graced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister. Thereafter, based on the budget announcements, four thematic Breakout Sessions were namely Waste to Wealth, SafaiMitra Suraksha (Manhole to Machine hole), Urban Planning Reforms & Action and Urban Infrastructure and Development Fund.
While representing from Chandigarh during breakout session Waste to Wealth, the Mayor briefed regarding segregation at source, on-site wet waste composting, promotion of zero waste events, management of horticulture waste and floral waste, mobilization of college and school students to form human chain during Indian swachhta league, launch of ‘Har gadi bin – har gadi bag’ campaign, initiative of market welfare association to offer discount to its customers who comes with own shopping bag.
Initiatives taken by Chandigarh city were very much appreciated by the session moderator Smt. Leena Nandan, Secretary, MoEFCC, GOI.
Under the breakout session SafaiMitra Suraksha (Manhole to Machine hole), Shri. Vijay Premi, Superintending Engineer, (ESRU) and Shri. Naresh, Safaimitra (Sewer Entry Professional) also represented Chandigarh, regarding its best effort to ensure safety of its Safaimitras deployed on field.