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GOG to implement solid waste management and water treatment management projects in 50 towns

GUDA Jansuvidha Vikas Parva

39 villages under GUDA will be benefited from Rs.165 cr public amenity works

Twin city model to be replicated in many other cities of Gujarat

The state government has planned to implement solid waste management and water treatment management projects on pilot bases in 50 towns of Gujarat, said Chief Minister Narendra Modi today during a programme of Gandhinagar Urban Development Authority (GUDA).

The Chief Minister dedicated to people four projects and performed ground breaking of nine public amenity works of GUDA, which are taking place on the outskirts of Gandhinagar at the cost of Rs.165 crore. These projects will benefit 39 villages that falls under GUDA. The Chief Minister also announced a special grant of Rs.31 crore for the development of infrastructural facilities in GUDA regions surrounding Gandhinagar city.

Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister said the state government has mulled a revenue model with a view to make cities clean. Under this, he said, unclean water will be treated and then will be supplied to the farmers. “Solid waste will also be converted into organic fertilizer and will be given to the farmers”, he said.

Mr. Modi said that he had put this excellent revenue model before the Prime Minister and suggested him to implement it in 5000 towns of India on public private partnership bases. “The Prime Minister praised the modalities of the project and asked me to refer it to Planning Commission. But nothing has been done even after passing of one and half years since I made representation before the Planning Commission”, he said.

Speaking about the monotonous lifestyle in Gandhinagar he said, “A day in Gandhinagar seems to begin and end with the office timings only. But the state government desires to infuse this city and its people with fresh vitality and dynamism.”

The area belonging to GUDA along with the other parts of Gandhinagar is emerging as ‘knowledge corridor'. This area has got various specialized universities which are unique in entire world. In the coming days people in Gandhinagar will be able to generate, use and sell the solar power by installing solar panels on the roof of their houses. “The state government has envisioned such an all-inclusive development that many will take at least a decade to grasp the government's insight behind it”, he said.

He said the state government has taken up ‘rurban' project with an objective to combine village-like tranquil atmosphere and city-like facilities and to lessen the burden of population in the cities.
He also outlined the metro rail project between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar twin city project. He said that state government will also replicate the twin city model of urban development for the cities like Halol-Vadodara, Madhapar-Bhuj and Surendranagar-Vadhavan.
Speaking on the occasion Urban Development Minister Nitin Patel expressed happiness for GUDA's public amenity works. He said the state government is also ensuring development in industries, agriculture, health services and education. “Earlier the Gandhinagar used to be known as a city of government employees only. But during the Chief Minister Narendra Modi's regime, the city has created a new identity for itself in few years”, he said.

GUDA's chairman Ashok Bhavsar gave details of Rs.165 crore public amenity works.

The Chief Minister distributed cleaning equipments and tools to 39 village panchayats belonging to GUDA. A demonstration of the system of solid waste collection from every house was done on the occasion.

Minister of State Jaysinh Chauhan, AUDA chairman Dharmendra Shah, Gandhinagar MLA Shambhuji Thakor, Dhahegam MLA Kalyansinh Chauhan, Principal Secretary to Urban Development I. P. Gautam, dignitaries and invited citizens were present on the occasion.

 
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