Centre gives nod to include Jind, Karnal and Muzzafarnagar in NCR
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu after chairing a meeting of the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) in the national capital said the Centre has approved the inclusion of three new districts – Jind, Karnal and Muzaffarnagar – in the National Capital Region (NCR). While Jind and Karnal are in Haryana, Muzaffarnagar is in Uttar Pradesh.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, ministers of Delhi and Rajasthan governments and senior officials of the UP government were present for the meeting.The Union minister said that before including any area, the view of the particular state government will also have to be taken. He added that a representation had come for the inclusion of Mathura in NCR which has now been referred to the committee and also to UP government.
What is NCR?
In 1985, with enactment of the National Capital Region Planning Board Act, 1985 of Government of India, NCR Planning Board (NCRPB) was constituted. The aim of the concept was to develop a metropolitan area around Delhi, so as to divert increasing pressure of population from the region. The concept was essential in order to protect Delhi’s infrastructure from excessive pressure and a planned development of the region.