RTI can be used even if info available through other means: HC

RTI Act can be used to access information which is available through any other route, Delhi High Court has ordered.

Centre will help in developing new AP capital: Naidu

 Union Urban Development minister Venkaiah Naidu said here on Sunday that Centre will extend all kind of support for developing the new capital of Andhra Pradesh around Vijayawada.

Efforts on to ensure night shelters for all: Naidu

The Central government is making efforts to ensure night shelters for all homeless people, specially those who have migrated to urban areas in search of work, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Wednesday.

Climate Parliament asks govt to create green energy fund

Climate Parliament, a global network of legislators working to promote renewable energy, has urged the Urban Development Ministry to create a green energy fund to focus on utilisation of renewable energy in urban areas.

Varanasi to soon turn into a smart city

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s constituency of Varanasi is drawing close to turn into a smart city, as urban development ministry laid out the plan of the ambitious project.

Naidu approves enhancement of Floor Area Ratio in Delhi

Acceding a long standing demand, Urban Development Ministry has approved enhancement of Ground Coverage and FAR (Floor Area Ratio) in Delhi.

UD Ministry likely to correct affidavit on Jaitley bungalows

An embarrassed Urban Development Ministry is likely to correct its affidavit in the Supreme Court wrongly showing that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was occupying two official bungalows in Lutyen's Delhi.

Won't necessarily follow Western practices in making smart cities: Naidu

 Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said India need not necessarily follow Western practices in building its own smart cities.

Centre approves Chennai monorail project

The central government has accorded "in-principle" approval to the first phase of the Chennai monorail project, an official release said here Thursday.

Centre gives the nod for Chennai Monorail project

Union Urban Development Ministry has accorded 'in-principle approval' to the Tamil Nadu Government for taking up the Rs 3,267 crore Chennai Monorail project.

Govt putting in place online tracking system for Swachh Bharat drive

Stepping up efforts to make Swachh Bharat Mission a success, Urban Development Ministry will put in place management information systems (MIS) that will enable the Prime Minister's Office to chart the progress of various activities across India as part of the cleanliness drive.

Netizens join Swachh Bharat Mission as it goes online

Seeking to convert "Swachh Bharat Mission" into a "Jan Andolan", Urban Development Ministry has facilitated an online platform to enable the citizens network with each other to collectively take up cleanliness activities.

Centre to spend Rs 2 lakh crore by 2019 for 'Clean India'

The Centre will spend nearly Rs 2 lakh crore in five-year time as part of its ambitious plan to completely clean India by October 2019, coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Pressure tactics won't work, Naidu tells Ajit Singh
Pressure tactics won't work, Naidu tells Ajit Singh

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Friday said RLD leader Ajit Singh's "threats" on being asked to vacate his government bungalow here "won't work".

Vijayawada, Vizag to be developed as smart cities: Naidu

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Monday said Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh would be developed as 'smart cities'.

Bio-metric attendance system at Nirman Bhawan

With the aim of ensuring punctuality, bio-metric attendance marker systems have been installed for employees of the ministries of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation located in the Nirman Bhawan.

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

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.

Building collapses: Centre thinking of fixing responsibility

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

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.

Need law to fix accountability in building collapse: Naidu

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.