People will migrate to Amaravati for happiness & longevity: CM

Amaravati, which was the abode of Lord Indra in mythology, will become an abode for happiness-seekers in future, said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, speaking at the second edition of the Happy Cities Summit 2019 in the state capital. 
Delegates from from the US, the UK, France, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Portugal, Ghana, the UAE, Australia, China, Bangladesh, among other nations, discussed the guiding principles for happy cities such as inclusiveness, efficiency and sustainability and dynamic economics at the Summit.
Director-General of Smart Dubai Office Aisha Bin Bishr delivered the keynote while other delegates shared their experiences in the many allied fields related to happy cities. Panel discussions at the Summit focussed on  civic innovation through data and technology, designing human-centric greenfield cities, preserving natural assets for sustainable economies and vibrant ecosystem for young entrepreneurs.
Making cities inclusive for women as well as taking physical and mental well-being of people into account in the digital age are also key components, opined leaders. Promoting health, community, sustainable environment and a sense of belonging were identified as the key areas by the delegates. 
“We are aiming at making Amaravati one of the best global cities in the world. People seeking longevity can come and settle here in future as Amaravati will be the most liveable city,” said the Chief Minister. addressing the meeting. In these ‘inspiring times’, technology has made things possible, encouraging the governments to build futuristic cities with high living standards by taking happiness into account, he said.
Stating an example of the government’s construction of housing for the poor, he said that an area of 500 acres was allocated for the construction of 50,000 houses for the poor in the “People’s Capital.” 
“This place is attracting best schools and universities, hotels and hospitals and amusement parks. We have ensured that the quality of the housing project is not compromised. We have made it an ecosystem where resident have a holistic environment and experience community living,” he added. 
In order to work towards sustainable development goal of producing chemical-free food, the Chief Minister said that the government is working to make organic farming an extensive practice in the state where it could become a global exporter by 2024. “We aim to have 60 lakh farmers into organic farming in 80 lakh hectares across the state,” he explained. 
In the next eight years, he said the government would be in a position to provide free solar-powered agriculture pump-sets to the farmers. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu also signed two MoUs and digitally laid the foundation for 30 projects estimated to cost ₹10,000 crore.

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