Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu will set off the deliberations at the day long ‘Consultative Workshop on Urban Governance’ sharing with the states his concerns about managing growing urbanization, state of urban governance, experiences of implementation of JNNURM and new initiatives required in the context of new initiatives of the central government like Smart Cities, National Urban Development Mission for 500 Cities, Swachh Bharat Mission, Housing for All and Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana. Issues like Cyber Security and Public Private Participation Models for resource mobilization will also be discussed.
Maharasthra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister of State for UD and HUPA Shri Babul Supriyo and the Maharashtra Minister of State for Urban Development Dr.Ranjit Vitthalrao Patil will attend the workshop.
Senior officials of the Ministries of Urban Development and HUPA will make detailed presentations on various schemes bringing out issues for consideration and action by the states and urban local bodies. Responses of states will be taken on each of implementation issues.
Mumbai Workshop is the third in the series being organized by the Ministry of Urban Development to take states and urban local bodies on board for effective implementation of new urban sector initiatives. Two Workshops were earlier held for southern and northern states in Hyderabad and New Delhi respectively.
The fourth and final workshop for Eastern and North-Eastern states will be held later this month.
AAR February 6, 2015