Venkaiah chairs UN habitat meet in Nairobi

Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday chaired governing council meeting of UN Habitat in Nairobi, saying that India’s missions including Swachh Bharat and Smart Cities are addres

Published: 09th May 2017 01:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th May 2017 05:01 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday chaired governing council meeting of UN Habitat in Nairobi, saying that India’s missions including Swachh Bharat and Smart Cities are addressing infrastructure deficits including affordable housing.

India has been unanimously elected to head UN-Habitat, the United Nations’ Human Settlements Programme.The minister chaired the governing council meeting on the theme “Opportunities for effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda” with focus on inclusive, sustainable and adequate housing.  Addressing the governing council of UN-Habitat, Naidu stressed on the need to reorient urban planning and execution strategies to ensure dignity of living.

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