CM Naveen Sanctions Rs 183.81 Crore Under MUKTA Scheme For 42 Urban Local Bodies of 10 Districts

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved Rs. 183.81 Crore in the second phase in favour of 42 Urban Local Bodies covering 10 Districts of Southern RDC Division under the State funded flagship Scheme MUKTA for the financial Year 2023-24. The Districts that will benefit include Ganjam, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Kandhamal and Boudh.

All these 42 ULBs have developed ward-wise feasible Annual Action Plans under MUKTA through a participatory process involving local citizens and key Stakeholders. All these projects are demand driven, technically feasible and environmentally sustainable projects. These Action Plans have been screened at the department level before approval of the Chief Minister. All these approved projects to be taken up under MUKTA will be executed directly by Mission Shakti Groups as Implementing Agency.

It may be mentioned here that, on the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, 5T Secretary VK Pandian discussed with public representatives of the 42 ULBs of the above 10 districts on 9th June regarding implementation of the projects.

The Basket of Projects approved under MUKTA are climate resilient works that include creation of Civic Amenities (Mini Park, Open Air Gym, Child play station, Playground, Walking track, Loo, Vending Zones), Open Space Development, Water Body Development, Construction of Multi-purpose Community Centers, Wall Painting, City beautification and other Labour-oriented works.
“Mukhya Mantri Karma Tatpara Abhiyan” (MUKTA) was launched by CM Naveen on 18th April 2020 with a mission to create rapid, immediate and mass employment opportunities for urban poor, informal and migrant labourers, rendered unemployed and vulnerable in the face of Covid-19 infused crisis, while addressing the needs of creation of climate resilient, cost-effective sustainable and replicable community assets by implementing labor-intensive public works across 115 Urban Local Bodies.

MUKTA adopts a community driven, participatory and bottom-up approach ensuring transparency and accountability during entire stage of project implementation. MUKTA is a community driven scheme tailor made for Community Based Organisations (CBO) such as Women Self Help Groups (SHG) and Slum Dwellers Associations (SDA) to take the center stage. In the 3rd phase, 36 ULBs of remaining 10 Districts of Northern RDC Division will be covered.

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