Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
Aims and objectives of the organization:-
The objective of Balangir Municipality is to provide civic services to the inhabitants of the town and extend basic facilities to the area and people which includes cleaning and sanitation work, street lights and its maintenance, supply of water, construction and maintenance of roads, drains, culverts, community centers, renovation of ponds, controlling mosquito and health hazards, regulating growth of the town in a planned manner, uplifting the status of the poor & destitute, implementing all kinds of welfare schemes of Government, taking steps to beautify the town and more provisions for convenience of the people through Market complexes, Ponds, Klyanmandaps, Town halls, Guesthouses and such other functions to enrich the living of the people of the town.
Development of all roads and drains with preparation of a drainage master plan, systematic sewerage system, providing streetlights to all streets needing such facility till now, renovation of all ponds, holistic development of Maharani Sager and enhancing the financial status of the poor people by various welfare schemes and self employment provisions so as not to find a single individual with the status of Below Poverty Line.
Brief history and background for its establishment:-
Balangir Municipality was constructed vide Health (LSG) Deptt. Notification No.3441/LSG/dt, 19.4.1950, under Bihar and Odisha Municipal Act, 1922. The Odisha Municipal Act, 1950 came into force in this Municipality w.e.f. dt. 16.4.1951. This Municipality is spread over an area of 32.77 Sq.Kms. with a Population of 85,261 as per 2001 census. The Municipal area is divided into 21 wards.
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