Prez stresses edu, health infra in urban areas
President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday called for developing education and health infrastructure while initiating urbanisation which he termed as a continuous process that cannot be stopped.
The President expressed confidence that the present government led by Narendra Modi will fulfil its promise of providing “housing for all by 2022”.
He handed over to 1,088 persons keys and ownership certificates for EWS houses built under the Integrated Housing and Slum Development Project at an event at Jiwaji University here.
“Urbanisation cannot stop. It will happen as economy advances further. We should make schemes so that in five to ten years, all should be getting housing. At one time, there was a slogan of ‘roti, kapda and makan/magan raha hai Hindustan’.
“I would like to add education and health to this as these are also required so that our people should get the strength to take the country forward,” Mukherjee said.
He congratulated the Prime Minister for providing housing to the poor, especially those living in the rural areas.