As the new state of Andhra Pradesh is on its way to build smart cities, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu shared his two cents about the main factors that govern the making of the same.
Speaking about the future and building of smart cities, Mr Naidu said that a smart leadership with vision, guts and incredible focus will transform the cities of the country into smart cities.
The minister took part in an international symposium on Municipal Solid Waste Management that was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Mr Naidu opined that local authorities should work towards expanding their revenues while not trying to squeeze taxes from the citizens.
“An ideal municipal commissioner is one who hits the roads in the morning to monitor works and the same applies for deputy commissioners and others,” he said.
Mr Naidu spoke about PM Mr Modi stressing on the involvement of citizens in Swachh Bharat campaign, a drive that was turning into a people’s movement. “Cleanliness and hygiene should become part of our lives and it is encouraging to see the involvement of all,” he added.
Mr. Naidu stated that proposals on waste to compost and energy are currently being worked out and the Union Government is also contemplating proposals on recycling of construction debris.