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.

Resolution moved in Bengal Assembly on attempts to create communal disturbance

Trinamool Congress, Left parties and Congress on Thursday moved a resolution in the West Bengal Assembly expressing concern over attempts made by communal forces to create disturbances in the state.

Venkaiah Naidu's 10-point charter for effective governance

Seeking innovative ideas and new initiatives from bureaucrats, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday chalked out a ten-point charter for them for enabling effective governance.

Centre to prepare draft policy on regularisation of unauthorised colonies

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.

Central funding norm for Metro projects to be relaxed

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that keeping in view the growing popularity of and demand for Metro Rail services, government is considering reducing the population norm for financing metro rail projects.

Odisha plans Rs 1,000 cr corpus fund for urban infrastructure

Odisha`s Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department today proposed setting up of a Rs 1,000 crore corpus fund for the development of infrastructure facilities in and around the state capital of Bhubaneswar.

Centre considering scheme for smart cities

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

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`.

Modi govt to set up 100 smart cities

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

Ensure better services to encourage people to pay taxes: Naidu

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

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.

Venkaiah Naidu calls for paradigm shift in urban planning and management

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.

Housing for all by 2022 a top priority of government: Naidu

Providing housing for all by 2022 is a top priority of the government which is exploring all financial models to go ahead with the ambitious scheme, Urban Development and Housing Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said.

Australia offers its expertise for India`s urban development

Australia has offered its expertise, technology and other cooperation to India in urban development planning.

Arunachal Pradesh to take up pending projects issue with centre

Arunachal Pradesh Urban Development (UD) Minister Pema Khandu has assured that pending projects of the urban development and housing (UDH) departments will be taken up with the Centre soon.

France offers expertise in urban development to India

Keen on cooperation in the field of urban development, France on Thursday offered its expertise in the sector to India with special focus on waste management.

Need for sustainable waste management: Deepa Dasmunshi

Minister of State for Urban Development Deepa Dasmunshi has advocated an "integrated" and "sustainable" waste management system in the country.

Spend on urban development to be Rs 75,000 crore in 5 yrs: Narendra Modi

Gujarat government would be spending Rs 75,000 crore on urban development over five years (2012-17), Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday.

No alternative solution to vertical growth in Delhi: Nath

Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath hit back at those critical of his suggestion that Delhi should choose vertical growth through high rise buildings.

Badal seeks adequate funds for urban development of states

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal Saturday asked the Centre to place "adequate funds" at the disposal of states to ensure all-round urban development.