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Former UPA ministers served notices for `unauthorised` stay in govt bungalows

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 15:23

Acting tough, the Urban Development Ministry under Venkaiah Naidu, Wednesday, served eviction notices to 16 former ministers of the UPA government for not vacating their allotted government bungalows.

Centre considering scheme for smart cities

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 23:16

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 19:23

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`.

Naidu takes stock, biometric attendance soon for Urban Development ministry staff

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 19:17

After Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu made a surprise check of Nirman Bhawan to find many officers and junior staff missing from their seats during office hours, a set of instructions and checks were issued on Monday for monitoring attendance of employees and ensuring efficiency.

`Modi government has done commendable work in two months`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 20:58

Asserting that Narendra Modi govt has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, Venkaiah Naidu Sunday said it was trying to put the country`s economy back on rails.

Centre financing schemes for sewage treatment plants: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 00:25

The Union government is impressing upon state governments and municipal bodies to incorporate rain water harvesting projects in their urban and country plans, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.

Modi govt to set up 100 smart cities

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:19

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

Building collapses: Centre thinking of fixing responsibility

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 23:00

In the wake of building collapses in the country, Centre was thinking of fixing responsibility on local authority for illegal constructions, Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.

Urban Development Ministry approves conversion of refugee colonies to freehold: SDMC

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:39

Union Urban Development Ministry has started the process to convert the refugee colonies in the national capital from leasehold to freehold, civic officials said on Thursday.

Ensure better services to encourage people to pay taxes: Naidu

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 01:07

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

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:14

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.

Need law to fix accountability in building collapse: Naidu

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 14:29

Against the backdrop building collapse incidents, Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu Wednesday favoured incorporating in law provisions which hold the concerned officials responsible when such incidents happen due to their negligence.