Rajasthan is earnestly working on the initiatives of the Centre such as Swachh Bharat Mission, Smart Cities, AMRUT (Atal Mission of Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation), housing for all and HRIDAY for better governance, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said. She was speaking at the inaugural ses‘ion of ‘Municipalika 2015’ on Wednesday in Jaipur.
However, the government alone cannot keep the cities clean, liveable, sustainable and smart, she said.
Hence she urged mayors, representatives of local municipal bodies etc to motivate the residents to work hand-in-hand for citys’ cleanliness. The state government had taken a decision to significantly bring down the carbon footprint through urban management, tree plantation, water conservation and recycling, she said.
In this context, all 33 districts of the state will be competing in reducing the carbon footprints.
Minister for Urban Development and Housing Rajpal Singh Shekhawat said that ‘Mukhyamantri Janawas Yojana’ was launched to cope up with the mass migration of rural population to cities.
The state would get an investment of Rs 40,000 crore in the urban sector alone, he said. In the next five years, there would be an investment of Rs 1 lakh crore in the sector.
A large number of urban and housing sector officials and representatives of 176 local bodies, international delegates from seven countries, private industry and professionals, are attending the three-day Municipalika 2015.
The conference will have 10 thematic sessions, four technical sessions, one Vision Address and one Open House Citizen’s Interface.
Canada, a partner country, has brought over 40 companies as part of its delegation.
Key areas of focus for Canadian companies include water and waste water, urban planning, architecture and design, and transportation infrastructure including intelligent transport systems.
Later the Chief Minister released the latest copy of the new‘letter ‘Urban News Digest’ and other publications related to green urbanization.