Naidu said 500 cities under the AMRUT and 98 smart cities had approved five-year action plans for improving urban infrastructure.
Under the Dravyavati river project, the 47.5-km long Dravyavati river, which has shrunk into drain, is being rejuvenated.
Naidu said the government’s was not trying to ‘interfere’ with personal matters but trying to ensure justice to women and equality before the law.
During the meeting of the Council, Palestine is said to have insisted that their resolution, condemning Israel’s plans to expand its settlements in the West Bank, be put to vote.
Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has asked for a daily report on what action the PIB is taking for awareness/publicity of “demonetisation and related issues”.
Citizen councils members nominated by the resident welfare will take the lead in maintaining cleanliness in their locality.
Even as the economy revives, quick decision-making and out-of-the-box thinking, apart from a slew of reformist policies and programmes, have defined the Modi government.
Reacting to Singh’s letter, Naidu told The Indian Express, “It is not on my agenda. I am only concerned with development.”
The BJP minister’s remark came on a day when floor test was held in the Uttarakhand Assembly on the directive of the Supreme Court, which had lifted President’s rule in the hill state for few hours.
Naidu said the central government is very clear that there was a constitutional breakdown in Uttarakhand because the Appropriation Bill was not passed in the Assembly.
The GST Bill, which seeks to replace a slew of central and state levies with a uniform rate, was passed by Lok Sabha in May and is pending ratification by Rajya Sabha.
“Decentralisation does not mean from Centre to state alone, but it has to be a transition from state to local bodies as well. We will move in this direction in the future,” M Venkaiah Naidu said.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan wrote a letter to Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in December last year to construct new building of Parliament in place of the present Heritage Grade-I building, which “has shown signs of distress and over utilisation”.
“The earlier government tried to harass BJP leaders. They wanted to implicate the CM at that time and they’ve harassed my party president,”said M Venkaiah Naidu.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the meeting that the economic growth of 7.4 per cent in the last quarter was a positive sign for the country and will help the government take development to the poor.