PM reviews progress on Urban Development Programmes

Published By : Admin | March 18, 2015 | 21:00 IST
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today reviewed progress on various urban development programmes. These include addressing of gaps in core physical infrastructure across 500 cities, and steps of operationalization of the Smart Cities initiative.

PM reviews progress on Urban Development Programmes (4) Noting that towns and cities are emerging as key drivers of economic growth, the Prime Minister emphasized that the economic growth model of a city should form an essential part of its smart city vision.

The Prime Minister suggested that the next few years till 2019 could be observed as "urban theme years," with a different theme or aspect of urban development being addressed each year. He emphasized the need for capacity building in urban administration, and urban planning. He called for initiating discussions in towns and cities, especially among youth, to generate best ideas for smart cities. He called for special attention to creating "children friendly cities."

PM reviews progress on Urban Development Programmes (2) Shri Narendra Modi said concepts and themes such as green cities, zero waste, optical fibre networks, gas grids, and mobile governance should form part of the smart city concept. He also said a City Museum should be an integral part of every smart city.

Minister for Urban Development Shri Venkaiah Naidu, and senior officers from the PMO and Ministries of Finance and Urban Development were present on the occasion.

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PM pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi Jayanti
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his Jayanti. Shri Modi has also urged people to purchase Khadi and handicrafts products as a tribute to Gandhi Ji. Shri Modi also underlined that this Gandhi Jayanti is even more special because India is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. He has also shared a video of his thoughts on Mahatma Gandhi.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;

"Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on #GandhiJayanti. This Gandhi Jayanti is even more special because India is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. May we always live up to Bapu’s ideals. I also urge you all to purchase Khadi and handicrafts products as a tribute to Gandhi Ji."