FICCI applauds launch of new urban development schemes by PM
26/06/2015 11:52

FICCI, an apex industry body, has welcomed the launch of a new government initiative which set in motion the process of urban transformation to enable better living and drive economic growth.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched three mega urban schemes, Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Housing for All.

Commenting on the development, FICCI, President, Jyotsna Suri said, “This is the beginning of a new urban India in the making. Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has emphasized the importance of cities and Urban Local Bodies taking the lead in this process by planning and developing the cities as per the requirement while maintaining the characteristics of a city.

“This is an extremely progressive step which will positively help in proper planning and development of our cities. The citizens’ role has also been prominently highlighted which is commendable,” Suri added.