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Govt Plans To Develop Eight New Cities In Country

This was stated by director of G20 Unit in MoHUA, MB Singh

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The growing population has finally sought the Centre's attention, MB Singh, Director of the G20 unit, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Department said. He further added that in order to alleviate India’s population burden, strategies are made to develop 8 new cities on the existing urban centre's in the country, according to a media report on Friday.

The director was addressing a media house and said that after the finance commission's recommendations, the states have sent proposals to the Central Government for 26 new cities. Scrutinising the same, eight cities are being considered for now.

He emphasised that the new cities will help in social and economic expansions within a radius of at least 200 km. Though the financial roadmap for setting up new cities has not been finalised or officially announced, the Union government will play a major role in the project, he added.

Meanwhile, India’s growing population is a matter of concern as the nation has already overtaken China to become the most populous country in the world.

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