Dr. Jitendra addresses representatives of urban bodies in Jammu and emphasizes municipal economic growth
posted on May 12, 2022 | Author RK News
New Delhi, May 11: Addressing the Urban Governance Orientation Workshop/Programme for Mayors/Presidents and Municipal Commissioners/Chief Executive Officers of Urban Local Bodies in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Minister of State, Dr. Jitendra Singh, who is also the president of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), on Wednesday focused on municipal economic growth and said that small and medium towns in UT will play an important role in the development of municipal infrastructures as catalysts of economic activities, in particular in the fields of the processing of agricultural products, the weaving industry and the development of computer services.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said the transition from agriculture to manufacturing is particularly important for J&K which has taken specific steps towards rapid economic growth and investment in the state’s economy, especially over the past three years. years. These measures will bring about a change in the economic profile of the state and create more jobs in the manufacturing industry and services.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, “Prime Minister Modi has big plans for the development of J&K and therefore we have established Urban Local Bodies in accordance with the 74th Constitution Amendment Act. He said that with the elected bodies, the application of the Indian government’s urban missions such as infrastructure development, improvement of quality of life, environment, mobility, water and sanitation will reach their full potential.
Dr. Jitendra Singh added that UT had 27% urban population in 2011, which poses a challenge to move towards half of urbanization, which means more attention to industries and investments in decades. coming. This journey process signifies an effective acceleration of urban sector reforms for municipal services and infrastructure initiated by our urban missions and underscored that the role of elected leaders of municipal bodies will be important in achieving this goal as these leaders constitute a pool of grassroots leadership and promote bottom-up leadership in our democratic federal structure.