He noted that the issue of delays in approvals for urban development projects would be addressed and the home work in this regard has been done.

"By November 30, we will be bringing out a notification about easy approvals (for urban development projects)... Like a single window clearance is in the offing by November end. That is the deadline we (government) we have wet for ourselves," Naidu added. Once that framework comes into operations, the delays in approvals would be addressed, the Urban Development Minister stated.

In this regard, extensive discussions have been held with various ministries including Environment, Civil Aviation, Defence, Culture and Consumer Affairs, the Minister said. He was speaking at the 'National Strategy Day on India' organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF)/and industry body CII here.

Naidu said that plans are on the anvil to have city-wise special purpose vehicles for each project and the idea has been thought of after seeing the bitter experience with respect to public private partnership projects.

Charting out an ambitious road map for infrastructure and urban development, the government is working to set up 100 smart cities apart from seeking to provide housing for all by 2022.

According to him, the government is working on a policy for converting waste into energy. "If you are taking two bags of urea then you have to compulsorily take one bag of compost," he added.

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