The Vice-President also suggested to municipal authorities to make rainwater harvesting mandatory for every new building.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu called for multi-pronged efforts to make agriculture sustainable and profitable.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also made a series of tweets wishing the people of various states that are marking their statehood or formation days on Sunday.
PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown in March, to mark Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.
'The Vice President of India who underwent a routine COVID-19 test today morning has been tested positive. He is however, asymptomatic and in good health,' the Secretariat tweeted.
As per the usual practice, ministers lay official papers and statements listed against their names when the Chair calls them one after the other.
Day to thank teachers who prevented academic disruption amid pandemic: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu
Naidu also paid tributes to ountry's second president S Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary.
After a detailed examination of multiple options discussed, both Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla decided on using the chambers and galleries of both the Houses under the prevailing conditions.
The minister praised the force for ensuring the security of the country as he said without security there can be no peace, no development and no unity.
MP Derek O'Brien said that according to the rules of Parliament, the decision of the presiding officers is final when it comes to deciding on the procedure for the functioning of these committees.
The new members, including 36 first timers, took the oath of office in the Rajya Sabha chamber while following physical distancing norms.
During a meeting with Naidu, Rajya Sabha officials pointed out that committees have been meeting without the quorum for years.
He reminded the new members that it is an honour to be in Rajya Sabha, an institution founded on the principle of federalism that guides lawmaking and governance in the country.
Addressing governors and LGs through a video conference, the President expressed hope that the Indian society's inherent strength of 'sharing and caring'.
As soon as the proceedings of the House began, RS Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu appealed to treasury benches and Opposition to find a meaningful solution for proper functioning of Rajya Sabha.