Bhubaneswar: A stakeholders’ meeting was organised today at the conference hall of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on the Socially Smart Project to orient field-level functionaries on the innovative project, which has changed lives of slum dwellers both within the Smart District and beyond.
The objective of the meeting was to update the field functionaries on various initiatives being undertaken under the project and how collaboratively all can work in the greater interest of the community.
The Socially Smart Project is a collaborative initiative of BMC, Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited and United Nations Population Fund. The project is being implemented by Humara Bachpan Trust. The project, which was initiated in selected slums, has been expanded to cover 100 slums of the city, covering 26 wards
The meeting also had representation from various line departments including Health, Skill Development and State Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training. The representatives shared their on-going programmes and how the community can take benefit of various government-sponsored programmes and schemes like the National Urban Livelihood Mission.