“Today, India’s growth story is resonating and being admired across the world. The rapid urbanisation anchored in the flagship missions under MoHUA, particularly the Smart Cities Mission, are making a significant contribution to this transformational change. Our cities are engines of growth. People are migrating from rural areas to cities and from smaller towns to larger cities in search of employment, economic, educational and other opportunities for improving quality of lives. It is thus important that we are able to build cities of the future that offer ease of living and opportunities to realise full potential to its citizens. Sharing experiences helps in propagating good ideas in making our cities for the people,” Mr. Mishra said in his speech.