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Niti Aayog Releases Report on Urban Planning Reforms

Niti Aayog Releases Report on Urban Planning Reforms

A Niti Aayog report has underlined the necessity for correct city planning reforms

Government suppose tank Niti Aayog on Thursday launched a report on steps required for reforming city planning capability within the nation. It was launched by vice chairman Rajiv Kumar and CEO Amitabh Kant.

The report titled “Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India”, famous that although city planning is the important thing for built-in improvement of cities, sarcastically it has not obtained due consideration. Also the present city planning and governance framework can also be fairly complicated that always results in ambiguity and lack of accountability.

Most considerably, the Coronavirus pandemic has uncovered the pressing want for higher planning and administration of Indian cities.

The report has made a number of suggestions to decongest worth chain of city planning capability within the nation.

Need for all cities within the nation to grow to be “healthy cities” is an purpose which must be achieved by 2030, the report elaborated.

For this objective, the report suggests a central sector scheme titled “500 Healthy Cities Programme” for a interval of 5 years the place precedence cities might be chosen collectively by the states and native our bodies.

All the cities and cities below the proposed programme ought to try to maximize the effectivity of city land.

To fight the scarcity of city planners within the public sector, the report recommends that the states ought to expedite filling up of vacant positions of city planners and moreover sanction 8,268 city planners’ posts as lateral entry positions for a minimal interval of three years and a most of 5 years to satisfy the gaps.

It additionally advised that certified professionals ought to undertake city planning as state city and nation planning departments face an acute scarcity of city planners.

The downside is additional compounded by the truth that in lots of states a qualification on the town planning is just not even a vital criterion for such jobs, the report famous.

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