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Urban Development

Damn India's cities, running them is not glamourous enough for our politicians

Our political masters are interested only in things that are exciting, and not doing things right.

Jul 31, 2018, 19:53 PM IST

Good news for Delhites! Modi govt sanctions Rs 658 crore for 5 big projects - Know details

The projects are aimed at unclogging the key stretches of the national capital.

Jul 12, 2016, 12:07 PM IST

Union Minister Babul Supriyo discharged from AIIMS

Minister of State for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Babul Supriyo, who was admitted at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) yesterday, after he suffered injuries, was discharged on Saturday.

May 07, 2016, 14:53 PM IST

Ensure project launch by June 25: Govt to first 20 smart cities

Urban Development Ministry Wednesday asked the state governments concerned with the first batch of cities selected under the 'Smart City Mission' to ensure launch of their respective projects by June 25.

Apr 13, 2016, 21:42 PM IST

Cyrus Mistry offers cooperation in urban mission

Chairman of Tata Group Cyrus Mistry Tuesday called on Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and discussed with him about the new urban sector initiatives like the Smart City Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission and Housing for All Mission.

Sep 08, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

'Smart City plans should come up in consultation with people'

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that a 'Smart City' is what the citizens want their places to be and the city-level plans should be evolved based on extensive consultations with them.

Sep 03, 2015, 18:11 PM IST

'India should consider making 100 existing cities smart'

India should consider making 100 existing cities smart instead of building new ones, an India-based American architect has said here in Singapore.

Jul 25, 2015, 12:43 PM IST

'Low-carbon urban development ways can save $17 tn globally'

It has identified key economic opportunities that could help bridge up to 96 per cent of the gap between "business-as- usual emissions and the level needed to limit dangerous climate change".

Jul 08, 2015, 13:15 PM IST

Smart City project & key schemes set for launch next month

Union Urban Development Ministry's flagship programmes - Smart City project, Atal Mission for Urban Renewal and Transformation (AMRUT) and Housing For All - are planned for launch next month.

May 29, 2015, 16:33 PM IST

'Smart cities required for sustainable urbanisation in India'

Smart and planned cities are required for sustainable urbanisation and to accommodate the growing urban population in the country and it must be ensured that all constructions are earthquake-resistant, Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Secretary Nandita Chatterjee said.

May 15, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

'Smart city' guidelines almost finalised: Venkaiah Naidu

Smart city guidelines are in an advanced stage of finalization after which cities where the project are to be implemented would be selected, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.

May 07, 2015, 17:25 PM IST

Smart Cities project likely to be rolled out next month

The much awaited Smart Cities project is likely to be rolled out next month as the extensive consultation process with all stakeholders has concluded.

Mar 16, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

Centre for rating of municipalities, performance-based funding

 Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said rating will be carried out for municipalities and urban local bodies (ULBs) by credit rating agencies and funding would be linked to their performance.

Feb 14, 2015, 16:09 PM IST

Two-day state consultation to finalise Smart City launch

To take states and other stakeholders on board for the ambitious initiative to build smart cities, Urban Development Ministry is holding a two-day conclave that will delve into issues like innovative policy and financing tools needed for the programme.

Jan 29, 2015, 16:16 PM IST

Framework for 100 smart cities to be ready by Feb 28: Aggarwal

The framework for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious project of developing 100 smart cities will be finalised by next month-end, Union Urban Development Secretary Shankar Aggarwal on Thursday said.

Jan 29, 2015, 16:14 PM IST

Kiran Bedi calls on Venkaiah Naidu

BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Monday called on senior party leader and Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu as the Delhi election battle peaks.

Jan 26, 2015, 20:35 PM IST

Centre committed to develop new Andhra Pradesh capital: Venkaiah Naidu

Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu here on Saturday said that the Centre is committed to develop the new capital region of Andhra Pradesh.

Jan 24, 2015, 23:12 PM IST

Centre to spend Rs 2 lakh crore on sanitation

Noting that 13 per cent populace defecate in the open, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday lamented that nearly USD 54 billion worth GDP is being lost every every year on account of inadequate sanitation in the country.

Jan 19, 2015, 23:27 PM IST

'Bring real estate bill to Parliament for passage soon'

To provide relief to consumers in an "unregulated" real estate sector, a parliamentary panel has asked the Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) Ministry to urgently bring the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013 to Parliament for its passage.

Dec 18, 2014, 22:50 PM IST