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Urban challenges call for efficient project management: Puri

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Stating that urban areas in face multi-pronged challenges, of State for Housing and Urban Affairs on Tuesday said it requires efficient to solve the problems.

Speaking at the inaugural session of "Project Managers Global Summit 2018" here, the said: "In democracy you can't tell people where to live, nor can we stop migration.

"We have to tackle it by creating infrastructure and look at urbanisation as a great opportunity for economic growth."

said an efficient means translating vision into reality -- by challenging the multi-pronged problems of ensuring housing for all in a complex ecosystem, and smart governance.

According to government data, over 30 per cent of India's population lives in urban centres as compared to 17 per cent of the population living in urban areas at the time of India's Independence in 1947.

"100 cities are now implementing concepts such as smart roads, smart solid waste management, solar rooftops and smart schools," the said.

pointed out that every Smart City will have a (SCC), or and

The SCC functions as a city's nervous system where are integrated with social, physical and environmental aspects of the city, to enable centralised monitoring and decision making.

SCCs have already been set up in 11 cities, while 28 other cities have started work on setting up such centres, he added.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, September 25 2018. 23:38 IST
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