New Delhi: Noting that the tier two and three cities are becoming the centre of economic activities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there should be a focus on developing industry clusters in such areas.
Addressing a conference of Council of Mayors and Deputy Mayors of BJP in Gujarat via video conferencing, the Prime Minister asked them to take initiatives to ensure that the small vendors get training to use the digital payments system.
“The states should start planning for tier 2 and tier 3 cities from now. Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities are now becoming the centre of economic activities. Our startups are taking place in those cities. We should focus on developing industry clusters in those areas. Small vendors must get training to use digital payments systems. Mayors must take the initiative to ensure this,” he said.
Listing out the development of urban infrastructure under his government, PM Modi said that the government is making efforts to make towns a centre of a holistic lifestyle.
“India is making investments in its urban infrastructure. Till 2014, the metro network in the country was less than 250 km. Today, it has exceeded 775 km. Work is underway on a 1,000 km of metro route. It is our effort that our towns should become a centre of a holistic lifestyle,” he said.