Government Plans to Bring GST, Real Estate Bills in Next Parliament Session

The government is in the process of accelerating reforms and transforming India, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.

Published: 22nd September 2015 08:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2015 08:21 PM   |  A+A-

BJP4
By PTI

NEW DELHI: Government is planning to push for the passage of crucial bills like GST and Real Estate in the next session of Parliament to accelerate reforms and spur growth and employment in the country.

The government is in the process of accelerating reforms and transforming India, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said at a function here.

"A number of crucial Bills including that of introduction of GST, Real Estate Regulation and Development Bill, for bringing accountability and transparency and enhancing employment generation are expected to be taken up for approval in the next session of Parliament," he said.

Despite the concerted efforts, government could not get through the GST due to the stiff resistance from Congress and other opposition parties in Parliament.

These Bills are important from the perspective of spurring growth and employment which is necessary for faster poverty reduction, Naidu said.

He said the government is also focusing on skill development, both in rural and urban areas in order to alleviate poverty.

On Smart City Mission, Naidu said ever since it was announced it has really brought the urban issues firmly on the agenda of the nation and all stakeholders including political class, media and the common man.

Stating that the country is urbanising with a furious speed, he said urban issues need to be addressed sooner than later.

Raising question whether one can rise to the challenge and deliver the goals under the Smart City Mission, Naidu emphatically said "answer is clear yes."

Drawing the broad contours of the proposed Smart City, he said "a necessary core infrastructure, sanitation, health and education facilities, clean and sustainable environment, good city governance and adoption of smart technologies to ensure decent living, and catalyses economic growth which is the need of the hour."

He said the success of India growth story is hugely dependent on the success once can make on the urban front.

"The centre has committed itself to support states and urban local bodies with central assistance of over Rs 3 lakh crore over the next five years, he said and added "The future of the aspirational India lies in the future of our cities."

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp