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Bhubaneswar Smart City proposal in involving backward and weaker sections

Bhubaneswar:24/7/17: As part of Bhubaneswar Smart City proposal in involving backward and weaker sections, 25 youths from SC/ST communities in the Bhubaneswar Town Centre District (BTCD) had a meeting and briefing session with senior officials of SC/ST Development and Finance Cooperative Corporation recently to understand the various Government schemes for the underprivileged groups to enhance their quality of life.

It was organised under the Socially Smart Bhubaneswar initiative, supported by Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) and UNFPA India. Social sector organisation Humara Bachpan has been roped in as the implementing partner for this initiative. Under socially smart Bhubaneswar initiative, efforts are being made to bridge the information gap between the needy youth and Govt. schemes and programmes.

During their meeting with General Manager, SC/ST Development and Finance Cooperative Corporation Limited Dr. Geetanshu Mohan Das, the youth representatives were given on-the-spot know-how on different programmes and schemes of the State Government for SC/ST youth. The city authorities plan to scale up such interactions in future covering youth from other slum areas of the city.

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