Odisha wins World Habitat Award 2023 for its JAGA Mission

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Odisha wins World Habitat Award 2023 for its JAGA Mission

Odisha government’s slum improvement and land titling programme, JAGA (Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission) Mission has won the UN-Habitat’s World Habitat Awards 2023. This year it was awarded the bronze medal. 

This is the second time that the programme has received the UN-Habitat’s World Habitat Award. In 2019, the project received the World Habitat Awards for its success in providing land tenure security to slum dwellers.

This award is given by World Habitat, a United Kingdom -based organization, in partnership with United Nation (UN)-Habitat, every year, in recognition of innovative, outstanding, and revolutionary ideas, projects, and programmes from across the world.

JAGA Mission Plan of the Odisha Government 

The Govt. of Odisha in May 2018 launched JAGA Mission based on the Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act, 2017”. 

It is the world’s largest slum titling and upgradation initiative. 

It aims to make Odisha the first state in India to be slum free by the end of 2023. 

Achievements of the Mission 

  • According to the state government under the JAGA mission out of 2,919 slums in the state;
  • 100 percent of households in 2,724 slums have been provided with pipe water connections, 
  • 707 slums have transformed fully into liveable habitats, 
  • 100 percent of households in 666 slums have individual toilets, and 
  • 8 cities have become slum-free.”
  • In the last five years, 1, 75,000 families have been granted land tenure security.

Chief Minister of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik 

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