ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh has requested the Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to set up three smart cities in the state.
The request was made by the state Urban Development Minister Pema Khandu at the National Conference of All Ministers and Secretaries of Urban Development at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi yesterday.
Stating that the density of population in the state was lowest in the country with just 17 persons per sq km, Pema appealed to the union minister not to deprive the state from the scheme merely on the ground of low population, a press release said here.
The union minister took note of the matter raised by Pema and assured him to take it up with the Prime Minister at the earliest, the release said.
The conference was convened by the Union Urban Development Ministry to discuss in detail the draft concept note of establishment of 100 smart cities in the country.