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Delhi's Kathputli Colony demolition: Residents protest the loss of homes, and a way of life
Life

Delhi's Kathputli Colony demolition: Residents protest the loss of homes, and a way of life

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

By 2050, 60 percent population of the country to live in cities: Rao Inderjit Singh
India

By 2050, 60 percent population of the country to live in cities: Rao Inderjit Singh

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.

Are Indian cities ready for the coming migration wave?
India

Are Indian cities ready for the coming migration wave?

Do Indian cities have the wherewithal to be resilient in the face of such unprecedented migration?

The smart city series: Why Shivaji Nagar, why not a less developed place? Ask Bhopal residents
India

The smart city series: Why Shivaji Nagar, why not a less developed place? Ask Bhopal residents

What’s so smart about making an already smart place smarter? That’s what many residents of Bhopal are asking.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Opposition protests move to use MPLAD funds in Swachh mission
India

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.

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

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

Venkaiah Naidu to review progress of central schemes in Northeast
India

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.

Centre asks urban municipal bodies to mobilise their own resources
India

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.

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

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.

 Naidu for 100 smart cities, low interest on home loans
India

Naidu for 100 smart cities, low interest on home loans

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 Metro: Dikshit complaints against unilateral intervention of UD ministry
Politics

Delhi Metro: Dikshit complaints against unilateral intervention of UD ministry

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.

Include poor in urban development: Ajay Maken
India

Include poor in urban development: Ajay Maken

For sustainable urban growth, inclusion of the poor and participatory planning will help create healthier and sustainable cities, Minister for Housing and Poverty Alleviation Ajay Maken said on Tuesday.

India's working age population on the rise: World Bank
Economy

India's working age population on the rise: World Bank

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.

'Infrastructure needs more public, private projects'
Economy

'Infrastructure needs more public, private projects'

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.