Union government is satisfied with the flagship scheme of Urban affairs ministry.-Minister H S Puri.
Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri said that the landslide and flood situation of Itanagar and Pasighat would be taken into account while preparing for ‘Smart City’ project report.
While both towns have been chosen as smart cities Pasighat was chosen earlier while Itanagar this year, the landslides and floods often trouble both towns during rainy season which are natural phenomena and all these points are taken into the account apart of normal works which are taken up for other smart city of the country.
“The concerned authority at the Centre and state is well aware of all such problems and the latest technology is available to tackle these problems. Beside this security in terms of natural and manmade disasters will also be looked into ”.
Hardeep Singh Puri while talking to reporters during a press briefing at Chief Minister conference Hall here at Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat on Friday after a review meeting of all flagship programmes on housing and urban affairs in state.
Singh expressed satisfaction on progress of flagship programmes under the Urban and Housing department and assured that whatever needful things remained in those schemes would be cleared soon during the regional review meeting.
On the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (U), Rs 1 lakh is not enough for building a new house in a hilly terrain state like Arunachal Pradesh, the Minister observed and assured to look into the proposal to hike the amount for beneficiaries.
He said that state has only 1 city having more than 1 lakh population and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) schemes will be implemented wherein several facility for the public importance are available
Minister Home and Urban Development Kumar Waii, several officers of Urban Development, Housing, Town Planning, Smart City, IMC were preset on the occasion.