“Need to create economic opportunities in every city,” says Hardeep Singh Puri
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that there is a need to create economic opportunities in every city by empowering urban local bodies in India. The minister was addressing the 12th Edition of the Mindmine Summit organised in Delhi.
Puri said, “The redevelopment of India’s infrastructure is taking place in cities. People are moving into urban areas in search of economic opportunities. State has an important role towards empowering urban local bodies with participation from local urban communities. To fulfill the economic opportunities, we need to have a massive skills and technological expertise in order to deal with issues like solid waste management. Today good governance and good politics are going hand in hand.”
The Mindmine Summit, organized by the Mindmine Institute, an independent think tank set up by Hero Enterprise commenced its summit in the capital with this year’s theme of “India @75: Is this the New India?”
Also speaking during the session, Ms. Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment said “Livability, quality of life in a city, are important aspects of urbanization. What is the form of urban governance we require that will give people the right to take decision”
The Summit was inaugurated by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology. Eminent Ministers addressing the Summit are Mr Hardeep Singh Puri, Ministers of State (Independent Charge) for Housing Affairs and Urban Affairs, Gen V.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State of External Affairs, Ms Smriti Z Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Mr Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister among others.