Conference on Urban issues to begin in Mumbai tomorrow

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Bangalore, Sep 26 (UNI) A four-day India USP 2007, first of its kind, National Conference aimed at widening participation of cities to examine planning and management would be inaugurated by Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy in Mumbai tomorrow.

A release from India Urban Space, a registered Trust, said the event would discuss policy reforms of national impact and create network opportunities between diverse stakeholders of the Government, market, academia and civil society. Six states including Karnataka, engaged in experimenting with models of title or records, had been invited by the ministry concerned to give presentation during the event.

The release said over 500 delegates were expected to take part in the event. An expo, displaying entire range of urban infrastructure goods would also be held on the occasion.

Thirty - three cities under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) would set up city booths, highlighting their comprehensive development plans, key projects and opportunities to the Industry, media and public.

Mr Reddy would distribute Urban Implementation Awards to Governments and agencies for their innovation and implementation of projects in a phased manner on the inaugural day, the release added.


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