PM to constitute panel on urbanisation

July 24th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said a sub-committee of the National Development Council, the top policy forum of the country, will examine all aspects of urbanisation.
“I propose to constitute a sub-committee of the National Development Council under the chairmanship of S. Jaipal Reddy, the union urban development minister, that would conduct an in-depth examination of these issues and present a report within a period of 12 months,” he said.

“This will be an input into the Twelfth Five Year Plan,” Manmohan Singh told the 55th meeting of the council for a mid-term appraisal of the current Five Year Plan that runs till March 31, 2012.

The prime minister thanked the chief ministers for the comments made on the issues and challenges posed by urbanisation, which he said was complex and challenging.

Manmohan Singh, during his previous tenure as prime minister had set up an urban renewable mission, apart from promising a new deal for rural India.

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