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Consumption story set to treble to $4 trillion by 2025: Report

Consumption story set to treble to $4 trillion by 2025: Report

The domestic consumption story is set to treble to USD 4 trillion by 2025 as rising affluence levels drive changes in consumer behaviours and spending patterns that have big implications for companies, says a report.

This is how Earth, our home planet, is changing – Take a look (Pics inside)

This is how Earth, our home planet, is changing – Take a look (Pics inside)

These NASA images demonstrate how the face of the world has changed over time, with periods ranging from centuries to years. 

India unlikely to see many new cities, says Debroy

India unlikely to see many new cities, says Debroy

Country is unlikely to see many greenfield or privately developed cities in the future as most of the efforts would be on revamping existing urban areas, said NITI Aayog Member Bibek Debroy.

World needs new vision for urbanisation: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

World needs new vision for urbanisation: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the world needs a new vision for urbanisation, a "New Urban Agenda," to help protect the environment and limit climate change.

Quality of life survey: Delhi sixth among 21 cities; Mumbai tops list

Quality of life survey: Delhi sixth among 21 cities; Mumbai tops list

 Delhi has been ranked sixth among 21 big cities in a survey which was done to assess the capability of city administration to deliver better quality of life.

India's first 20 Smart Cities announced; Bhubaneswar tops the list, Mumbai misses out

India's first 20 Smart Cities announced; Bhubaneswar tops the list, Mumbai misses out

Bhubaneswar emerged on top among 20 cities, including Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Bhopal, that have been selected as part of the first batch of the Smart City initiative.

Smart Cities: Modi govt to announce list of first 20 cities today

Smart Cities: Modi govt to announce list of first 20 cities today

Smart Cities: Modi govt to announce list of first 20 cities today

 

'India's retail market has potential to touch $1,200 billion by 2020'

'India's retail market has potential to touch $1,200 billion by 2020'

India's retail market has the potential to grow from USD 630 billion in 2015 to USD 1,100-1,200 billion in 2020 on the back of rising income levels and increased urbanisation, according to a Report.

Chennai rains: Is unregulated urbanisation to be blamed for the floods?

Life for people in Chennai continues to be difficult though rains have stopped in the city. Many areas in Chennai still remain under water and supply of essentials is difficult, say residents.

Indian urbanisation 'messy', reforms needed: World Bank

Terming India's urbanisation as "messy and hidden", a World Bank report Thursday called for initiatives at the policy and institutional level to tap the economic potential it offers.

NITI Aayog only a facilitator in smart city mission: Member

States would have to plan themselves on urban development and smart city mission, and NITI Aayog would be a facilitator to them, a Member of central think tank said Wednesday.

Land acquisition a difficult task in India: Panagariya

Terming land acquisition as one of the "difficult acts" in India, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Saturday said it can easily take up to 5 years for acquiring land for a large project including building of cities.

Smart City project not 'elitist', says Naidu

Rejecting Congress's criticism that the 'Smart City' project was "elitist" in nature, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that the NDA government's ambitious plan was aimed at benefiting "the poor who are forced to live on the fringes of growing urbanisation."

Smart cities to be decided by citizens: PM Modi

Smart cities will be selected through a bottom-up rather than top-down approach, where the decision would be made by the citizens and municipalities concerned, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

PM Narendra Modi launches three ambitious schemes for transforming urban India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched three ambitious schemes aimed at developing cities and towns as new engines for growth.

PM Modi to launch three ambitious schemes to develop cities, towns

Modi will unveil the criteria and guidelines for the smart cities and other schemes.

Smart Cities is the solution to rapid urbanisation: expert

Experts worldwide point out there will be a need to cope with changes in lifestyles, work, study along with time and location constraints, he said.

Smart cities progress to hinge on power, infra and others

A successful development of proposed smart cities across the country will depend on five critical elements such as power, infrastructure, funds, technology and social capital, property consultant Cushman & Wakefield said Thursday.

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

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

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.