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“Inclusive Urban Planning is when the poor do not sleep hungry stomachs on footpaths” says President of India Pratibha Patil

speaking at a function where she presented the prestigious Nagar Ratna Awards to several municipal bodies here, the President of India Pratibha Patil urged municipal corporations to have an inclusive urban planning that ensured that the poor do not sleep empty stomach on footpaths and education reaches every child.

President Pratibha Patil arrived in Mumbai to presented the prestigious Nagar Ratna Awards to several municipal bodies here. Expressing concern over the growing number of slum-dwellers in the country, the president said that the population of people living in urban slums has grown from 26 million in 1981 to 62 million in 2001.

However, the most important message in the President’s speech was when she urged municipal corporations to have an inclusive urban planning that ensured that the poor do not sleep empty stomach on footpaths and education reaches every child. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Sana Warsia for NMTV News.

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