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‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’

Published on September 19, 2021
Current Context: The report titled ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’ was released by NITI Aayog.
‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’
  • It was released by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar, CEO Shri Amitabh Kant, and Special Secretary Dr. K. Rajeswara Rao.
  • The report defines the measures to enhance urban planning capacity in India.
  • As per the report, India is home to 11% of the total global urban living population and India will surpass China by 2027 by becoming the most populous country.
  • The report mentions that there is a need to plan and manage Indian cities as the current planning data is complex.
  • So the report states that every Indian city should set the target to become a ‘Healthy City for All’ by 2030.
  • The NITI Aayog suggests implementing the ‘500 Healthy Cities Programme’ for a tenure of 5 years, under which major cities will be selected.
  • The scheme named ‘Preparation and Revision of Development Control Regulations’ is to be implemented to enhance development control regulations under the ‘500 Healthy Cities Programme’.
  • The report states that cities must adopt programmatic Intervention for the Planning of Health, Re-engineering of Urban Governance, Revision of Town and Country Planning Acts.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NITI Aayog: New Delhi
    • Chairperson of NITI Aayog: PM Narendra Modi
    • CEO of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant


Q.1 Which organisation released the ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’ report?
a. Ministry of Panchayati Raj
b. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
c. NITI Aayog 
d. Securities and Exchange Board of India
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