Odisha won the UN-Habitat's World Habitat Awards 2023 for Jaga Mission

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Odisha won the UN-Habitat World Habitat Awards 2023 for the state's 5T (Transparency, Technology, Teamwork, Time, Transformation) initiative Jaga Mission.

An overview of the news

  • Jaga Mission is a land ownership and slum upgradation program aimed at empowering the lives of slum dwellers.

  • Under the leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the Odisha government has set an ambitious target of becoming the first slum-free state in India.

  • The state of Odisha is spearheading the Jaga Mission program to upgrade all 2,919 slums.

  • The initiative has provided land patta security to 1,75,000 families in the last five years.

  • 100 percent households in 2,724 slums have been provided with piped water connections, 707 slums have been converted into fully livable housing, 100 percent households in 666 slums have individual toilets and 8 cities have become slum-free.

  • Earlier in 2019, Odisha's Jaga Mission received the World Habitat Award for its success in providing land security for slum dwellers.

  • World Habitat is a charity organisation recognized by the United Nations Department of Public Information.

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