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Shri Mohan Charan Majhi

Hon’ble CM of Odisha

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Shri G Mathi Vathanan,IAS

Additional Chief Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department, Govt of Odisha

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Shri Sangramjit Nayak, IAS

Director Municipal Administration, Mission Director, Govt of Odisha


Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission "JAGA" is a society under Housing & Urban Development Department, Government of Odisha, headed by the Chief Secretary, Odisha as Chairman and Principal Secretary, H&UD as Member Secretary. Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission (OLHM) - "JAGA" aims at transforming the slums into liveable habitat with all necessary civic infrastructure and services at par with the better off areas within the same urban local body (ULB) and to continuously improve the standard of the infrastructure and services and access to livelihood opportunities.

This Mission also aims at leveraging and converging various schemes/ programs/ funding opportunities by strengthening collaboration among various Departments/ Urban Bodies/ Non-Government Organisations/ Financial Institutions/ International Agencies/ Trusts/ Communities and other Stakeholders. It will also provide advisory support to Government of Odisha to examine options for policy reforms required for the sustainable transformation of lives of urban poor.



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The objective of Jaga Mission aimed to transform the existing slums into liveable habitat, coined as Biju Adarsh Colony. It adopted four-pronged approach to achieve the objective:

• Providing Tenure Security: Grant of Land Rights (Land Right Certificates and Land Entitlement Certificates) to all eligible households living in slums in urban areas in Odisha.

• Holistic development of habitat (Slum upgradation and delisting): Transforming the existing conditions of slum into living and decent habitable conditions through provision of basic civic services, amenities & infrastructures.

• Improved Housing & Settlements: Enabling households, who have obtained Land Rights to avail housing benefits.

• Mainstreaming slum communities: Mainstreaming through participatory planning and governance through which Slum Dweller Associations can participate and partner with the city administration in making plans for their own settlements and also in other city development works. Strengthening of capacities of SDAs as 4th tier of governance.Read more..


Honorable CM has announced that in the next 3 years all the 2919 slums of Odisha will be transformed into “Adarsh Colonies”. To fulfil the vision of there are 3 partners in the JAGA Mission – Tata Trusts, CPR and Janaagraha. Our major target for the Utkal Divas is to De-List 581 slums across 19 ULBs. For the Pilot Phase 19 ULBs have been taken up based on their Tenability Analysis. For this Janaagraha is actively focusing on the Capacity Building of the ULB officers, Ward Officers and the SDAs members. We have successfully completed the first round of Capacity Building Training of 19 ULBs and on 26th November, 2020 we will complete the Capacity Building Training of all the ULBs (114) of Odisha. Read more..