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Centre to prepare draft policy on regularisation of unauthorised colonies

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 19:13

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.

`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`.

Delhi becomes world`s second most populous city

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:06

Delhi has become the world`s second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report.

Venkaiah Naidu calls for paradigm shift in urban planning and management

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 11:16

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.

India must adopt single window clearance for housing: C&W

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:09

Global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield on Thursday recommended a single-window clearance for housing projects to tackle rapid urbanisation.

China plans investment and reform to ease urbanisation drive

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 23:02

China is planning a major expansion of its transport networks and urban infrastructure as it seeks to increase migration from rural to urban areas, lifting incomes and demand to drive continued economic growth.

India ranked 155th in global environment performance list

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 21:43

India has been ranked at a low 155th position in a global list that evaluates countries on how well they perform on high-priority environmental issues.

India to be top infrastructure goods importer by 2020: HSBC

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 12:21

India will topple the United States as the world's biggest importer of infrastructure goods by 2020 and is expected to hold this position till 2030, a report by HSBC said.

Survey confirms sparrow decline in cities

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 13:52

A survey has confirmed for the first time the widely believed theory that rapid urbanisation has taken a toll on the population of tiny sparrows in the cities all over the country.

India's urban expansion to impact environment: report

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 17:45

"India already contains three of the world's ten largest cities-- Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata --as well as three of the world's ten fastest growing cities-- Ghaziabad, Surat and Faridabad," it added.

Indian cities to house nearly 85 crore people by 2050: Study

Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012, 16:57

Urbanisation in India is growing at the fastest rate among the BRIC nations.

Ghaziabad- world’s 2nd fastest growing city

Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 15:07

Excessive urbanisation due to fast paced development and improvement in the basic infrastructure has catapulted several Indian cities to the list of top 100 fastest-growing cites in the world.