Rediff.com today in an article mentions about the 36 cities that will shape India’s future and galore Belgaum is also there in it.
The Global Initiative for Restructuring Environment & Management (GIREM), in its bid to give shape to this grand concept of building future cities, has identified 36 prominent Tier-II cities in India which in recent times have been nudging for recognition with their inherent strengths but still display muted promise of becoming great modern cities. GIREM 36 focuses on a new strategy to develop smaller cities as magnets for allied investments in development of key areas of infrastructure, education, and research and industry.
For Belgaum they mentions
Why future city:
- Is already an envy of many Karnataka cities having grabbed attention with its educational and trade background, with being one of the few smaller cities to get an air connectivity.
Ideal for business in – education, STPI, heavy machine tools, automotive manufacturing, and tourism.
Here is the link to the Article on Rediff.com
Other cities included in the 36 cities are Trivandrum, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Mysore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore and others. No mention of Hbuli-Dharwad or even Kolhapur.