Central officers review progress of urban flagship programmes

PASIGHAT, Apr 17: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra and Joint Secretary Kunal Kumar reviewed the progress of various central urban flagship programmes here at the Siang guest house in East Siang district on Wednesday.
The officials took stock of the implementation in the housing sector under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), and asked the Urban Development department to meet the goal of housing for all, as envisaged by the Government of India.
Stressing on the importance of people’s participation in strengthening the implementation of the Smart City Mission in Pasighat, Mishra and Kumar advocated for a self-sustainable model. They suggested creating a sense of ownership among the people as partners in the development of their city to improve the quality of life.
Also taking stock of the status of the skill development programmes under the National Urban Livelihood Mission to promote self-employment and livelihood opportunities, the duo called for focusing on local demand based trades, such as hospitality.
They also visited several project sites, including the community toilet constructed under the Swachh Bharat Mission, skill training partner facilities at Gumin Nagar, BLC beneficiaries under PMAY (U) at Jarku and proposed riverfront development site under Smart City Mission at Komlighat, Abor Country.
Deputy Commissioner Dr Kinny Singh highlighted the components and progress made under the flagship schemes, future planning and the efforts of the district administration.
The meeting was also attended by SP Prashant Gautam, Board of Director Kaling Doruk, ADC (Hq) Taddo Borang, Director Town Planning cum CEO, PSCDEL Sukhvinder Singh, State Mission Director (UD&H) Nixon Lego, EE (UD) PK Thungon, EE PMC Kipa Gagung and others. (DIPRO)