Union Minister Babul Supriyo discharged from AIIMS

Minister of State for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Babul Supriyo, who was admitted at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) yesterday, after he suffered injuries, was discharged on Saturday.

Ensure project launch by June 25: Govt to first 20 smart cities

Ensure project launch by June 25: Govt to first 20 smart cities

Urban Development Ministry Wednesday asked the state governments concerned with the first batch of cities selected under the 'Smart City Mission' to ensure launch of their respective projects by June 25.

Cyrus Mistry offers cooperation in urban mission

Chairman of Tata Group Cyrus Mistry Tuesday called on Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and discussed with him about the new urban sector initiatives like the Smart City Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission and Housing for All Mission.

'Smart City plans should come up in consultation with people'

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that a 'Smart City' is what the citizens want their places to be and the city-level plans should be evolved based on extensive consultations with them.

'India should consider making 100 existing cities smart'

India should consider making 100 existing cities smart instead of building new ones, an India-based American architect has said here in Singapore.

'Low-carbon urban development ways can save $17 tn globally'

It has identified key economic opportunities that could help bridge up to 96 per cent of the gap between "business-as- usual emissions and the level needed to limit dangerous climate change".

Smart City project & key schemes set for launch next month

Union Urban Development Ministry's flagship programmes - Smart City project, Atal Mission for Urban Renewal and Transformation (AMRUT) and Housing For All - are planned for launch next month.

'Smart cities required for sustainable urbanisation in India'

Smart and planned cities are required for sustainable urbanisation and to accommodate the growing urban population in the country and it must be ensured that all constructions are earthquake-resistant, Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Secretary Nandita Chatterjee said.

'Smart city' guidelines almost finalised: Venkaiah Naidu

Smart city guidelines are in an advanced stage of finalization after which cities where the project are to be implemented would be selected, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.

Smart Cities project likely to be rolled out next month

The much awaited Smart Cities project is likely to be rolled out next month as the extensive consultation process with all stakeholders has concluded.

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.

Two-day state consultation to finalise Smart City launch

To take states and other stakeholders on board for the ambitious initiative to build smart cities, Urban Development Ministry is holding a two-day conclave that will delve into issues like innovative policy and financing tools needed for the programme.

Framework for 100 smart cities to be ready by Feb 28: Aggarwal

The framework for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious project of developing 100 smart cities will be finalised by next month-end, Union Urban Development Secretary Shankar Aggarwal on Thursday said.

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.

'Bring real estate bill to Parliament for passage soon'

To provide relief to consumers in an "unregulated" real estate sector, a parliamentary panel has asked the Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) Ministry to urgently bring the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013 to Parliament for its passage.

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.