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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.