“Consultative workshops” will be held in different in different regions of the country. Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will talk face-to-face with municipal commissioners of all cities with population of more than one lakh each; will be held in Hyderabad on Monday. Municipal Commissioners of over 70 cities and senior officials of urban development departments from the five southern states viz., Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and the Union Territory of Pondicherry will be attending the first workshop.
Naidu will give an account of the broad objectives of the new initiatives in urban sector to achieve the objectives in the context of Union government’s emphasis on urban development.
Implementation issues pertaining to the schemes including Swachh Bharat Mission, Urban Renewal (500 cities/towns), Housing for All by 2022, skill development and self-employment of urban poor under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana and capacity building of urban local bodies will be discussed in detail.Similar workshops will be organized in other regions of the country.
Legendary playback singer SP Balasubramanyam as the brand ambassador for Swachch Bharat campaign, as a part of it, Balu will conduct many concerts and cultural programmes to motivate the people to take part in the Swachch Bharat campaign.