Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said utilisation of new technology and proper planning are needed for faster development of cities. He said Mayors should make people participate in all important developmental activities of cities. “For development of cities, we need good plans, utilisation of new technology and transparency in their administration,” the chief minister said.
Fadnavis was speaking after inaugurating the 109th All India Mayors’ conference here this afternoon. He said Maharashtra has received Rs 5,000 crore from the Centre under the AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) scheme.
This fund will be utilised for transformation of 42 cities in the state, Fadnavis said. He said Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have achieved 50 per cent urbanisation. Cities need to be provided with basic infrastructure and amenities and then only they will be able to attract foreign investment, the chief minister maintained.
He urged the Mayors taking part in the conference to make people in their respective cities participate in key development activities and maintain transparency in their own decision-making.