M. Venkaiah Naidu, UD & HUPA Minister
his Ministry will be to set up 100 new smart and safe cities in the country. The Minister said that a new mission will be launched soon in place of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
Another priority on the agenda is housing for all by 2020 for which Public Private Partnership (PPP) as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will be encouraged, he said.
The Minister elaborated that the Corporates, financial institutions, banks etc must give easy loans to their employees (existing and retired) to fulfil their housing needs. This must be done as part of their CSR. Mr. Venkaiah Naidu said that by 2050, half of the Indian population will be living in urban areas for which there is an urgent need for urban upliftment and quality public transport.