Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for the decentralisation of urban planning saying it should be done at the state level while underling the need to focus on satellite towns to ease the pressure on the bigger cities. “Urbanisation will happen and the populations in cities will go up. Mayors need to ensure that their cities have economic opportunities. The Union budget has focused on urban planning. It is important to ensure that planning is decentralised. Everything
cannot be done from Delhi,” he said in his virtual address to a gathering of Bharatiya Janata Party’s mayors and deputy mayors in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar.