It was the vision of Ex-Prime Minister Late Sh. Rajeev Gandhi to strengthen the local governance in urban as well as rural areas. To deal with urbanization challenges, the Congress always advocated and established local bodies' concept in the nation.
In the context of an increasingly urbanization world, high dynamism in urban policies and programming is being experienced by developed and developing countries. This requires inclusive policy debates, integrated by sustained advocacy and capacity development efforts as well as cooperation and coordination among different actors.
The advocacy and awareness efforts by public representatives of congress can be integrated by the setup of National Urban Public Representative Congress campaigns addressing specific themes and target audience.
This forum will exploit the experience and energy of urban public representatives towards strengthen the party at ground level in urban areas in the nation as well as dealing with the challenges of a rapid urbanization.