Delhi Development Authority (DDA) held a meeting with all stakeholders and civil society groups to seek inputs from the people of Delhi that will help drive the agenda for the Master Plan-2041.
The civic body in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is preparing the next Master Plan of Delhi- 2041 (MPD-2041). As part of the process a series of discussions and consultations have been carried out with various stakeholders and civil society groups to seek inputs from the people to prepare the Master Plan.
One of the important stakeholders are its youth, who form a significant portion of Delhi’s population. To get insights from this section of Delhi, a series of Youth Sabhas are being organised. The objective of these meetings is to understand issues faced by the youth (aged between 15-30 years) in the city and discuss possible planning solutions.
After the success of the first two ‘Youth Sabhas’ that were held on 24th September and 1st October 2020, a third of the series is planned on the theme of “Work-Live-Travel’ in Delhi on 8th October 2020 for which many registrations have been received from youth.
It aims to draw attention to the existing gaps and changing needs of young people in the workforce and their aspirations, facilitating work opportunities (demand based skill centres, common facility centres in industrial areas for start-ups etc.), need of the influx population coming from other parts of the country, preferred housing and other challenges they face in the city, it said in a statement.
“DDA and NIUA look forward to active participation from the youth of Delhi to use this opportunity to provide constructive feedback and discuss critical issues of the city,” it said.