News Brief | November 2015
Sweden to help Indias urban development plans
Stressing on the need for sustainable urban development in the context of growing urbanization, Sweden and India have agreed to cooperate in the implementation of new urban sector initiatives in India.
Swedish Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Information Technology Mehmet Kaplan met Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu and identified promotion of public transport, municipal waste management and digitalisation as priority areas for cooperation.
Kaplan also offered his country´s assistance in production of bio-gas from solid and liquid municipal waste and its conversion to fuel for running vehicles.
Both the countries have agreed to identify specific projects for promoting sustainable urban development in India.