Equity Cell 

Housing and Urban Development Department Odisha

An Equity Cell has been set up to provide technical feedback and support to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUDD), Government of Odisha on all interventions related to urban poverty alleviation. The aim of the support is to improve the effectiveness of various Missions of the Government focusing on sustainable urban poverty reduction, access to water-sanitation-housing services, slum improvement and livelihood opportunities. The HUDD has been taking concrete measures for efficient management and delivery of affordable housing, safe drinking water, solid waste management, storm water drainage, sewerage, roads, public transport, and creation of livelihood opportunities by accelerating economic growth of cities and towns and building capacity of the urban poor. In support of the HUDD's vision is to ensure inclusive and equitable development of cities and towns to create liveable, economically vibrant, sustainable and efficient entities, the Equity Cell shall support its efforts to; a. Generate a database for all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) on slums and slum development on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial platform and build a Management Information System (MIS) to track the implementation of inclusive urban

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