Sambalpur Municipal Corporation

“Sauchamukta Mahanadi Abhiyan” launched by SMC

The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Saturday launched ‘Sauchamukta Mahanadi Abhiyan’ to make banks of the river flowing along Ring Road in the city open defecation-free (ODF).Launching the campaign near Samaleswari temple, Collector Samarth Verma said awareness drive will be conducted in the localities situated along the Ring Road. He said a campaign vehicle will

Waste dumping site to come up on 31 acre in Sambalpur

An integrated municipal solid waste management system for Sambalpur city, which was accorded corporation status in 2014, has been proposed to be developed at Nildungri on the outskirts of the city. A 31-acre land has also been identified there for it. Bimalendu Rai, commissioner of Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC), said: “The civic body has already

Sambalpur civic body to enforce trade licence rule

The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to strictly enforce the trade licence rule in the corporation area. A trade licence is mandatory to operate business in the corporation area. However, very few traders have obtained it in Sambalpur. To get the licence, a business establishment will have to cough up 1,000 a year to

SMC planned new parks in city

Sambalpur municipal corporation has planned to develop five new parks in the city. The State Government has sanctioned Rs.1.03 crore for this development. Municipal Engineer of SMC Basanta Padhy said the parks are being developed at Gobindtola, in front of the office of Regional Transport Office (RTO) at Sambalpur, Sriram Vihar at Burla, near Jagannath

Sambalpur Sinking under Garbage

Even though the city is sinking under rising piles of garbage, the proposed Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management (IMSWM) system for Greater Sambalpur is yet to take off. The sanitation of the city devoid of IMSWM system can be gauged from the latest ranking of cities under Swachh Bharat Mission. Of 476 cites surveyed across

Sambalpur’s Drainage Channel to Get New Life

With Sambalpur city facing artificial flooding every year due to the clogged drains, the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation is working overtime to clean them before the monsoon arrives. Deputy Commissioner of Sambalpur Municipal Corporation, Sudhansu Kumar Bhoi said cleaning of drains in three Wards has been completed and work is underway to desilt all the main

Municipality Collects Rs 15 Lakh as Rent

Following a drive launched by Sambalpur Municipality on December 5, about `15 lakh has so far been collected as pending rent from shopkeepers who had taken the shops on lease from the municipality. In order to prevent their shops from being sealed, the defaulters are making efforts to pay the amount to the Municipality. ‘’Since

Urban Body Wakes up to Remove Illegal Hoardings

After losing substantial revenue on account of hoardings, Sambalpur Municipality has finally woken up from its slumber and initiated a drive to remove illegal hoardings. While 11 hoardings have been removed in last two days, the drive will continue till all the illegal hoardings are removed. According to reports, contract for hoardings in the town

Sambalpur gets corporation status

In a bid to soften the agitation over the demand for a permanent bench of the High Court in Western Odisha districts, the State Government on Tuesday decided to accord corporation status to Sambalpur municipality. The decision was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The major city of Western