New approach needed towards urban planning, says minister

December 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The western model adopted has not suited Indian cities, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja said Wednesday while pressing for a new approach so that the concerns of the growing urban population are addressed.

“City planners must rethink on the current models of planning,” Selja said replying to supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha.

“We adopted western models, those models don’t suit our cities so we need to have a new approach,” she said.

The initiative for introducing new planning is being done under Rajiv Awas Yojana, aimed at providing housing for urban poor, she said.

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