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Devlopment of 8 New Cities

The 15th Finance Commission has recommended that 8 new cities be developed in the country

This project is being undertaken with the hopes to alleviate population burden on existing urban centers in the country which are unable to meet the needs of the citizens.


The development of a new city is expected to increase the social and economic activities within a radius of atleast 200 km.

The Union government is expected to play a major role in the project.

MB Singh, director of the G20 unit of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Department, said that after the commission's recommendation, the states sent proposals to the Central government for 26 new cities. Out of which, 8 are being considered for development.