Governors' conference to discuss security, development
New Delhi, Feb 8: Governors from 23 states and lt.governors of two union territories will discuss security, job creation and other issues of tiol importance with the union cabinet during a two-day conference here starting on Tuesday.
President Prab Mukherjee will preside over the conference to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, an official statement said. Prime Minister rendra Modi and a number of union ministers will participate. The issues to be discussed at the conference include security (interl and exterl) with special focus on terrorism and insurgency activities, creating jobs for the youth with special focus on skill development for school dropouts, and implementation of government schemes like ‘Swachh Bharat’, ‘Housing for All’ by 2022 and ‘Smart Cities’.
Other issues on the agenda are improving quality of higher education, giving impetus to the ‘Make in India’ programme, and development of the north-eastern region of the country. Those scheduled to attend the conference include Vice President Hamid Ansari, Home Minister Rajth Singh, Exterl Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Fince Minister Arun Jaitley, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah idu, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, and HRD Minister Smriti Irani, besides a number of union ministers of state and tiol Security Advisor Ajit Doval. This is the 47th such conference to be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan. (IANS)