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CPWD must innovate & revamp in infrastructure sector: Naidu
By TOG News Service
Jul 12, 2018

 TOG News Service, NEW DELHI, JULY 12, 2018: THE Vice-President of India, Mr M Venkaiah Naidu, today stated that the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) as an engineering organisation must focus on innovation and modernisation in the infrastructure sector to ensure accelerated economic growth of the country. He mentioned that particular attention should be paid to last mile connectivity of rural roads and in providing health and educational infrastructure, water supply and sanitation. He was addressing the 164th Central Public Works Department Day celebrations here. 

He further stated that it is indeed a matter of satisfaction for all of us that our country at present has the distinction of being the fastest growing economy in the world. The country is going through a major phase of industrialization and modernization with huge activity taking place in construction and infrastructure projects. We are on the verge of witnessing a sustained growth in infrastructure. He said though, CPWD is contributing to this development process, there is a need for CPWD to play a bigger role in building new infrastructure projects, given its institutional spread and technical prowess.

The Vice-President stated that CPWD must make sincere efforts to take up more infrastructure projects and continue to be a major player in the development of the nation. Organizations like the CPWD must take it upon themselves to provide a technical platform to launch these efforts. Thus, it would be a golden opportunity to showcase talents and abilities. He mentioned that transparency and accountability must become guiding principles for organisations that are working for larger public good.

The CPWD has a greater role in urban development and any construction in our cities must keep the nature in mind and must be environmental friendly, the Vice-President stated. He further mentioned that the CPWD must make sincere efforts to take up more infrastructure projects and continue to be a major player in the development of the nation. Protect Nature, Culture and Architecture for better Future, he added. Stating that India is witnessing urban renaissance, the Mr Naidu said the entire world is impressed by the transformation of India because of the reforms undertaken by the Government of India.

Mr Naidu also stressed on the need to use natural energy sources like Solar and stated that every building must have provisions for rainwater harvesting. Climate change is a reality and its impact must be kept in mind, he added.