As approximately 2800 families to be relocated from Delhi’s well known Kathputli Colony in Shadipur await their new homes, and lose their old ones, photographer Sanjukta Basu is on hand to document the transition
About 60 per cent population of the country will live in cities by 2050 as India's rate of urbanisation is "dramatic", Minister of State for Urban Development Rao Inderjit Singh said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Do Indian cities have the wherewithal to be resilient in the face of such unprecedented migration?
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The starting point should be on perfecting the existing structures before going in for new projects
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.
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
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.
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.
PPP is not a solution for all urban services. The model should be used only sparsely and wisely
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.
The central government has asked urban municipal bodies to mobilise resources by levying taxes wherever necessary to improve basic civic amenities.
North Delhi Municipal Corporation was on Wednesday directed to submit an affidavit within two weeks on steps taken for redevelopment of Jama Masjid area.
The urban development ministry will also give priority to linking of twin cities and infrastructure development of satellite towns and cleaning of religious cities across the country.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has written to Defence Minister A K Antony complaining of rising instances of "unilateral intervention" by the Urban Development (UD) Ministry in key matters related to Delhi Metro.
According to the 'World Development Report 2013: Jobs' released today, part time work is on the rise in India. "Medium-size businesses are not growing and the share of informal workers in organised firms is up from 32 per cent in 2000 to 68 per cent in 2010," it said.
Greater public and private participation is required in sectors such as railways, ports and power as India looks at investing $1 trillion in infrastructure over the next five years, Minister of State for Urban Development Saugata Ray said.