Centre for rating of municipalities, performance-based funding

 Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said rating will be carried out for municipalities and urban local bodies (ULBs) by credit rating agencies and funding would be linked to their performance.

Kiran Bedi calls on Venkaiah Naidu

BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Monday called on senior party leader and Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu as the Delhi election battle peaks.

Centre committed to develop new Andhra Pradesh capital: Venkaiah Naidu

Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu here on Saturday said that the Centre is committed to develop the new capital region of Andhra Pradesh.

Centre to spend Rs 2 lakh crore on sanitation

Noting that 13 per cent populace defecate in the open, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday lamented that nearly USD 54 billion worth GDP is being lost every every year on account of inadequate sanitation in the country.

Akhilesh Yadav reviews work by different state departments

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday reviewed the works being carried out by nine different departments in meetings with their respective principal secretaries and took a report on their projects.

HP govt to table bill for regularisation of buildings in budget session

The state government plans to table a bill for regularisation of illegal buildings, which is awaiting the National Green Tribunal's nod, in budget session of Himachal Pradesh Assembly next year, Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma said on Wednesday.

Resolution moved in Bengal Assembly on attempts to create communal disturbance

Trinamool Congress, Left parties and Congress on Thursday moved a resolution in the West Bengal Assembly expressing concern over attempts made by communal forces to create disturbances in the state.

Venkaiah Naidu's 10-point charter for effective governance

Seeking innovative ideas and new initiatives from bureaucrats, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday chalked out a ten-point charter for them for enabling effective governance.

Centre to prepare draft policy on regularisation of unauthorised colonies

Central government will prepare a draft policy on regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the national capital within 15-20 days, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said on Tuesday after a meeting with Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

Central funding norm for Metro projects to be relaxed

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that keeping in view the growing popularity of and demand for Metro Rail services, government is considering reducing the population norm for financing metro rail projects.

Odisha plans Rs 1,000 cr corpus fund for urban infrastructure

Odisha`s Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department today proposed setting up of a Rs 1,000 crore corpus fund for the development of infrastructure facilities in and around the state capital of Bhubaneswar.

Centre considering scheme for smart cities

Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has suggested that there could be a scheme for renewal of 500 urban habitations in India and another for "smart cities".

`Smart Cities` should bring quality of life with inclusivity: Naidu

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said that the focus of `Smart Cities` initiative should be to enhance quality of urban life through an integrated approach to planning and execution besides ensuring `inclusivity`.

Modi govt to set up 100 smart cities

Government is planning to set up 100 smart cities across the country that will provide all modern amenities, education and employment opportunities.

Ensure better services to encourage people to pay taxes: Naidu

Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that Urban local bodies should be made viable and use taxes collected from the people to ensure quality services.

Centre, States adopt National Declaration on Housing for All

The Centre and the states today joined hands to adopt a national declaration that resolves to provide houses for all by 2022 and promote urban reforms.

Venkaiah Naidu calls for paradigm shift in urban planning and management

Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu has called for a radical shift in approaches to urban planning, development and management.

Housing for all by 2022 a top priority of government: Naidu

Providing housing for all by 2022 is a top priority of the government which is exploring all financial models to go ahead with the ambitious scheme, Urban Development and Housing Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said.

Australia offers its expertise for India`s urban development

Australia has offered its expertise, technology and other cooperation to India in urban development planning.

Arunachal Pradesh to take up pending projects issue with centre

Arunachal Pradesh Urban Development (UD) Minister Pema Khandu has assured that pending projects of the urban development and housing (UDH) departments will be taken up with the Centre soon.