Master plan for industrial areas in Orissa

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Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (UNI) The Orissa government will soon come out with a conglomerate masterplan and amend the old acts for the development of urban and upcoming industrial areas.

State Urban Development Special Secretary Arun Panda, who made a presentation of the plan before Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today, said the authorities felt the need for the masterplan as the existing system was not adequate to cope with the challenges put up by rising population in urban areas and coming up of new industrial areas.

Mr Panda said the master plan will be based on information collected from the GIS survey and on satellite imagery.

In the master plan provision would be made to introduce E-governance, double entry accounting system, and property tax reform.

In the first phase the master plan would be enforced in 35 municipal bodies, two municipal corporation and eight district headquarter Notified Area Councils (NAC).

Under the plan, strategies would be chalked out for afforestation, protection of heritage zone, waste management and the management of sewerage system, he said.

The government, he said, was seriously considering a plan to create more development authorities and an Urban cadre for the speedy and successful implementation of various projects.

Mr Panda said well trained and skilled people would be recruited under the urban cadre for implementation of the projects.

He said implementation of the projects suffered as a number of posts were lying vacant. A decision was taken to fill up the vacancies at the earliest and if needed to create some posts for the purpose.

Mr Panda said the Union Town and Country planning administration was framing building bye laws for Bhubaneswar. It would be enforced in the city within two months,he added.

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