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Modi's dream of 'smart cities' takes wings, but watch out for turbulence

Jan 28, 2016

Modi's dream of 'smart cities' takes wings, but watch out for turbulence

The starting point should be on perfecting the existing structures before going in for new projects #Venkaiah Naidu #NDA #fund raising #Urban Development #PM Modi #100 smart cities
Small cities beat majors as Bhubaneswar, Pune, Jaipur make it to smart cities list

Jan 28, 2016

Small cities beat majors as Bhubaneswar, Pune, Jaipur make it to smart cities list

Naidu said that the Smart City Plans were prepared by the urban local bodies and the states and there was practically no role for urban development ministry. #NewsTracker #Pune #Venkaiah Naidu #Bhubaneswar #Urban Development #Urban Local Bodies #Smart City Challenge Competition
Firstpost Investigation: Were the Chennai floods a government-made disaster?

Dec 14, 2015

Firstpost Investigation: Were the Chennai floods a government-made disaster?

Firstpost spent a week reporting from Chennai during the floods, during which time former bureaucrats, environmentalists, urban planners and citizens suggested that the city’s administration was to blame for the disaster. Inquiries revealed that these complaints bore merit #TheLongView #Urban planning #Pollution #Urban Development #Chennai Floods #Corporation of Chennai #Adyar River #Chennai City Development Plan-2009 #Chembarambakkam reservoir
Gujarat to get one lakh new houses in five years, govt to announce redevelopment plans

Jun 01, 2015

Gujarat to get one lakh new houses in five years, govt to announce redevelopment plans

The Gujarat government is all set to announce a 'redevelopment policy' to initiate building of affordable houses in place of old colonies, a senior official said in Ahmedabad on Monday. #India #Gujarat #NewsTracker #Housing #Ahmedabad #Urban Development #urban housing #Redevelopment Policy
Opposition protests move to use MPLAD funds in Swachh mission

Apr 29, 2015

Opposition protests move to use MPLAD funds in Swachh mission

Opposition parties including the Congress on Wednesday strongly opposed any move to allow the MPs Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds to be used for Swachh Bharat Mission, prompting the government to say that no decision has been taken in this regard. #India #NewsTracker #MPLAD #Venkaiah Naidu #NDA #KC Venugopal #Urban Development #Jyotiraditya Scindia #Swachh Bharat Mission
Here's a solution to funding problem that is holding back Modi's smart city dream

Apr 21, 2015

Here's a solution to funding problem that is holding back Modi's smart city dream

PPP is not a solution for all urban services. The model should be used only sparsely and wisely #Narendra Modi #Infrastructure #PPP #Urban Development #AAP #Smart City #Urban services
Venkaiah Naidu to review progress of central schemes in Northeast

Feb 18, 2015

Venkaiah Naidu to review progress of central schemes in Northeast

With the government's special focus on the Northeast region, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will review progress of schemes pertaining to his ministries in the region to enable speedy development. #India #NewsTracker #Venkaiah Naidu #Mukul Sangma #Northeast #Urban Development #M Venkaiah Naidu
Centre asks urban municipal bodies to mobilise their own resources

Jan 05, 2015

Centre asks urban municipal bodies to mobilise their own resources

The central government has asked urban municipal bodies to mobilise resources by levying taxes wherever necessary to improve basic civic amenities. #India #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #taxes #Urban Development #M Venkaiah Naidu #Urban Development Minister #civic amenities
Delhi HC directs Municipal Corporation to file affidavit on Jama Masjid redevelopment

Nov 05, 2014

Delhi HC directs Municipal Corporation to file affidavit on Jama Masjid redevelopment

North Delhi Municipal Corporation was on Wednesday directed to submit an affidavit within two weeks on steps taken for redevelopment of Jama Masjid area. #Delhi #NewsTracker #Delhi High Court #NDMC #Jama Masjid #Urban Development #North Delhi Municipal Corporation #Delhi LG #area redevelopment