Urbanisation should not lead to proliferation of slums in the country and the real estate sector should help in checking this phenomenon, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said.
Real estate developers will play an important role in realising our government s vision of housing for all by 2022, he said at an event organised by NAREDCO here.
"This will also mean mass urbanisation but this should happen without the proliferation of slums and real estate developers and NAREDCO can play an important role in it," Gangwar added.
Speaking at the event, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the government feels that real estate developers need to tap the workforce at its origin and train them there before using them to their benefit.
Real estate sector needs a lot of skilled workforce, he said, adding but there is not enough emphasis on skills training.
"In fact, real estate sector needs to create facilities for skill training but for this to be effective these facilities need to be created at the places from where the workforce originates that is in the rural areas of the country from where they come. This would help the sector in the longer run," Rudy said.
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