CMs panel to find new model

Published on May 01, 2015 03:44:08 AM
Sub-group of Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan will look for new ways for solid and liquid waste management and examine model for private sector participation in the mission.

The first meeting of the sub-group of Chief Ministers on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan was held at NITI Aayog here. The sub-group consists of Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Sikkim, West Bengal, and Uttarakhand as members.

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh,  N Chandrababu Naidu, as the Convener of the sub-group, conducted meeting on Thursday which was attended by Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah and Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar.

The sub-group discussed the issue of the best technologies and best practices available in the country and abroad for Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan.

The members discussed the issues of solid and liquid waste management and changing behavioural pattern. It was also pointed out that Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan programmes should be run in campaign mode, which must be sustainable.

A working group has been set up under the CEO, NITI Aayog with one member from each of the sub-group member-States. The meeting decided to seek inputs from other States which are not the members of the sub-group regarding best practices and technologies followed by them.

The Convener of the Chief Ministers’ sub-group, N Chandrababu Naidu, said that the sub-group will have to work out the financial requirements for the programme. The next meeting of the sub-group of the Chief Ministers will be held around mid-May in Chandigarh.

 After the meeting, Naidu visited Okhla power plant in Delhi to understand the operations of the plant.

Facing shortage of power, AP government is planning to have thermal plants to meet the growing need of power in the newly formed State.

Chandrababu also met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the issue of special status and schemes on the lines of special package to recover State from the financial crisis and attract more industries into his State.