M. Venka­iah Naidu, UD & HUPA Min­is­ter

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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.

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