Category: Humane Cities


Nagpur shelter home gets a colourful makeover

A Nagpur-based NGO, Zero Gravity, recently renovated and transformed a girlsa�� shelter home run by the district Women and Child Development department the 1963 structure, suffering from leakages, and substandard light, ventilation and sanitation, is being repaired and enhanced through an innovative crowdfunding campaign, by partnering with the department that manages it. Before starting the […]

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Hike in priority sector lending makes affordable housing more accessible

The housing loan limit for priority sector lending has been revised from INR 28 lakhs to INR 35 lakhs in metros and from 20 lakhs to 25 lakhs in other centres, by the RBI, provided that the dwelling unit does not exceed INR 45 lakhs. This hike in the priority sector slabs would allow first-time […]

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UP tops the PMAY-G scheme with more 7 lakhs units constructed

Uttar Pradesh topped the list of all states in the country under Centrea��s flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G). More than seven lakh dwelling units were constructed in UP last year. Addressing a press conference at media centre in Lucknow, Mahendra Singh, Minister of State (I/C) Rural Development, said, a�?UP achieved 85% of its […]

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HSVP confirms transfer of 29 mandi townships to ULBD

A major relief to thousands of residents of Mandi township which were established before the formation of Haryana. Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) has transferred 29 Mandi townships of the state to Urban Local Bodies Department (ULBD). A committee has also been formed to prepare a draft for the better development of the Mandi townships. […]

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Delhi govt proposed INR 3,106 cr for housing, urban development

TheA�Delhi governmentA�recently proposed INR 3,106 crore for housing and urban development in its 2018-19 Budget. The Budget was presented by Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM, Delhi. According to the budget, the allocation for both housing and urban development is 6A�% of the total budget of INR 53,000 crore, which theA�AAP governmentA�projected as “green budget”. For the […]

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Mumbai gets new urban development policies

  Mumbai is all set to get new urban development makeover as Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra recently unveiled a series of policies related to affordable housing, redevelopment of slums, transit camps, and property tax waiver while underlining a strong message that open spaces in the island city and suburbs will not be compromised in […]

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Widest flyover to be constructed in NW Delhi to combat traffic

In order to curb the problem of the never-ending traffic problem in North-West Delhi, a flyover-cum-railway overbridge will come up in Narela by April 2019. This will be the widest flyover in the national Capital having a six-lane carriageway, two-lane for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, footpath track, and cycle track, etc. The Housing and […]

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GRIHA launches rating system for affordable homes

Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council, recently launched ratings for houses constructed under the government’s affordable housing scheme, indicating their level of sustainability. Sanjay Seth, CEO, GRIHA Council, said, a�? There would be ratings between one and five stars. This would help consumers know about the sustainability of the houses.a�? On theIn this […]

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Roada�� a��safety program initiateda�� a��ina�� a��Gurugram

To improve road safety and reduce road traffic fatalities in Gurugram, Haryana,Anheuser BuschA�InBev (AB InBev), UNITAR, CRRI, AIMTC, SRF, IRSC, DLF and OLA Cabs todayA�announced the launch of the #SaferRoadsForGurugram initiative. A group of representatives from these eight organisations will lead this initiative – bringing together government, industry associations, academia and research to educated people […]

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DDA shifts families to transit camps

The DDA has shifted Over 1,350 families, who were living at Kathputli Colony from February 2014 to June this year. This initiative is a part of a redevelopment project for the artisans’ colony in West Delhi’s Shadipur area. DDA said,a�? Approximately 5.2 hectare land of the DDA near Shadipur Depot in west Delhi has been […]

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