Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government’s ‘Mukhya Mantri Karma Tatpara Abhiyan’ (MUKTA) has been shortlisted for WRI Ross Cities Sustainable Cities Award.
“During India’s COVID-19 lockdown, the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the Odisha government pioneered an innovative mass employment scheme in cities for migrants, informal workers and the urban poor that created climate-sensitive infrastructure and has now been replicated by other Indian states at a massive scale,” the World Resources Institute (WRI) said while announcing MUKTA as one of the finalists.
The MUKTA scheme has been selected as one of the top five finalists for the 2021-22 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has congratulated the Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) Department for the achievement.
Congratulations @HUDDeptOdisha as Urban Wage Employment Initiative- MUKTA scheme of #Odisha has been shortlisted for @WRIRossCities Sustainable Cities Award. The rapid response programme during #COVID19 provided livelihood to thousands & emerged as national exemplar. #OdishaLeads https://t.co/QhWXlHbpCE
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) June 30, 2022
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