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Fadnavis urges Centre to remove bottlenecks in JNNURM

PTI Mumbai | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on February 07, 2015

The Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, has urged the Centre to resolve the issues regarding the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission even as he hoped to complete the pending projects that were initiated under JNNURM.

“As of now, JNNURM is over but there are many issues related to the scheme which the Central Government needs to address. Because I feel the projects undertaken under the mission cannot be left like that. We need to complete them,” Fadnavis said.

The Chief Minister was speaking at a Consultative Workshop on Urban Governance organised here today by the Central Government and was also attended by the Union Urban Development Minister, Venkaiah Naidu.

Fadnavis said the State has always been at the forefront for urban governance and wants to bring in more reforms to make cities more sustainable, liveable and smarter.

“Even while having projects under the JNNURM in our bouquet, we could push the reforms (for new projects).

Although a lot needs to be done, I feel a number of reforms have already been implemented by various agencies. But, we want to do more. Being a highly urbanised state, we look forward for greater cooperation from the Centre,” he said.

He said the Centre will have to work closely with states to understand their problems and to formulate a way forward.

Fadnavis added that nearly 50 per cent of the State’s population lives in 265 cities, while the remaining dwells across 40,000 villages in Maharashtra.

Published on February 07, 2015
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