Note: Thanks a lot to Sri Pushpendra Singh Deo, whom we had sent a personal message saying nothing wrong in trying and appealed him to at least include Bhawanipatna in the list of smart cities proposal by the state. Hope central Govt. will take it positively.
Orissadiary, Feb 19, 2015
Report by Rajeev Lochan Rathan; Bhubaneswar: Housing & Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singh Deo said on the golden jubilee of Mahaveer Sankrutika Anusthan Bhawanipatna in Rabindra Madapa here that the Odisha Government has proposed Centre to include also Bhawanipatna beside other six town of the state in the Smart City scheme. “We are proposing Bhawanipatna including with other six cities with corporations- Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Berhampur, Rourkela and Sambalpur for inclusion in the Smart City scheme,” said the Minister. Notably, the central government had announced a plan to develop 100 smart cities to endow with better facilities in urban areas. The smart cities will include all the state capitals and union territories. The high-power expert committee on investment approximates the annual fund requirement for smart cities will be Rs.35000 crore as the estimate coats water supply, sanitation and transport-related infrastructure. The scheme ensures 24×7 service on water supply and power supply, 100 per cent household with direct water supply connections and access to toilets and 100 per cent schools, Colleges with separate toilets facilities for girls. Every household shall have a telephone connection including mobile, Wi-Fi connectivity - See more at: http://www.orissadiary.com/CurrentNews.asp?id=57397#sthash.5mqrvTRU.dpuf