From a Correspondent
Dibrugarh, June 25: The first anniversary of Atal Mission for Rejuvetion and Urban Transportation (AMRUT) was celebrated by Dibrugarh Municipal Board (DMB) here at the office premises of DMB on Saturday.
AMRUT was launched on June 25, 2015 by Prime Minister, rendra Modi to focus on urban renewal projects which aimed at setting up an infrastructure that could ensure sufficient robust sewerage networks and water supply for urban transformation.
The public meeting which was organized by DMB on the occasion, was attended by the chairman of DMB, Anuradha Dey ; vice- chairman Juganda Sensua ; former chairman of DMB, Dr Kamini Ranjan Borua ; ADC Anjabh Chaliha, executive officer of the meeting, Dipu Deka , Ward Commissioners, and employees of DMB. All the guests were later felicitated with phulam gamosa.
Stating the objectives of the meeting, the executive officer, Dipu Deka said housing for all and AMRUT mission were the two schemes which had been entrusted to DMB. Under the Mission, drinking water scheme, development of five children parks, sewerage and safety magement, non-motorized transport system and draige system were included. Deka said that DMB would work for creating awareness about the mission and the related schemes among the people.
Addressing the meeting, Dr Kamini Ranjan Borua, spoke on how the AMRUT scheme would benefit the BPL families. Dr Borua also talked about providing safe drinking water supply facilities to people as 80 per cent of water in Dibrugarh town was stated to be contamited.
Moreover, Dr Borua said that a sewage expert was needed for development and cleaning up of drains. The need for construction of a second main drain was also emphasized upon by the former DMB chairman, who called upon the cooperation of the residents of the town for achievement of the goals of AMRUT mission.
The meeting resolved to work for the implementation of the AMRUT Mission, which was termed to be the stepping stone for achieving the proposal for a smart city, as quoted by Dr. Kamini Ranjan Borua.