|Meeting of Committee o Review Smart City Plan of New Town|
The state government has also made out a list of 13 towns in the public sector and posed to MoUD for giving the green light to go ahead with subsequent stages. These will be taken forward as soon as the guidelines are published by MoUD.
A private township policy for the state was recently approved by the State Cabinet. Based on this, a number of proposals have been received. These private towns will bring in their own land, will keep 25% housing units for the Economically Poor and keep 25% area for a theme-based non-housing development that will boost economic activities. A number of such proposals have since been received and themes vary from Geriatric Towns to Innovative Knowledge Cities and many in between.
A list of seven greenfield townships have also been announced recently. These would be theme-based towns at Bolpur, Kalyani, Asansol, Dumurjala, Baruipur, Debgram. A kick-off meeting will be held next Wednesday 13th under the Chairmanship of Minister Firhad Hakim for taking these projects forward.
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Here is a clipping from today's paper:
|Khabar 365 dt 10 May 2015|