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Odisha State government was honoured with the 2019 World Habitat Award

Odisha State government was honoured with the 2019 World Habitat Award

Odisha State government was honoured with the 2019 World Habitat Award. The award recognized Odisha’s ambitious project “Jaga Mission”. The award was conferred by the World Habitat which is a UK based organization, in association with the United Nations (UN)-Habitat.

Key Points:

  • The programme has set a global benchmark to empower the urban poor.
  • The State government’s initiative has been awarded for granting land rights and upgrading slums through state-wide government legislation.
  • The mission improves the standards of the infrastructure and services and provide access to livelihood opportunities.
  • A few days ago, Odisha had also bagged ‘India Geospatial Excellence Award’ along with Tata Trusts for technological innovation in empowering the urban poor through Jaga Mission.

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