Category: Progressive Cities

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Policy on promotion of city compost gets Cabinet approval

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for a Policy on Promotion of City Compost. Under the policy, a provision has been made for Market development assistance of Rs 1500 per tonne of city compost for scaling up production and consumption of the product. Market development assistance would […]

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PM launches National Rurban Mission

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Rurban Mission from Kurubhat, in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister described the Rurban Mission as one which would enable cluster based development with a rural soul and urban amenities. He said this scheme would complement the Smart Cities initiative by creating […]

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Cabinet approves Power Tariff Policy to ensure affordable power

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Power for amendments in the Tariff Policy. For the first time, a holistic view of the power sector has been taken and comprehensive amendments have been made in the Tariff policy 2006. The amendments are also aimed […]

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PM Modi launches Setu Bharatam programme

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched Setu Bharatam an ambitious programme with an investment of Rs 50,000 crore to build bridges for safe and seamless travel on National Highways. The programme aims at making all national highways Railway Level Crossing free by 2019. 208 new road over bridges/road under bridges are envisaged for construction, […]

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Kolkata becomes first city in south Asia to be part of C40 cities

In a first for South Asia, Kolkata has become part of a worldwide network of C40 cities which collectively work on addressing urban sustainability challenges. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the West Bengal government and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, which has over 80 cities as members including New York, London, […]

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Kolkata becomes first city in South Asia to be part of C40 cities

In a first for South Asia, Kolkata has become part of a worldwide network of C40 cities which collectively work on addressing urban sustainability challenges. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the West Bengal government and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, which has over 80 cities as members including New York, London, […]

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Government of India launches movement for Start-up India

The Government of India launched the Start-up India, movement on January 16, 2016 in New Delhi. The event was aimed at celebrating the entrepreneurship spirit of countrys youth and was attended by CEOs and founders of top Start-ups (over 1500) from across the country. The closing session was addressed by the Prime Minister of India, […]

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India is the fastest growing economy, reports Finance Minister

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that Indian economy has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world with its GDP growth accelerated at 7.3% in 2014-15 compared to 6.9% growth in 2013-14 and 5.1% in 2012-13, indicating that the economy is firmly on the path of economic revival. Jaitley made […]

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Government approves Atal Mission Plans for Punjab and Uttarakhand

Punjab Government will invest Rs 720 crore in improving basic urban infrastructure in 16 cities while Uttarakhand will spend Rs 267 crore in six cities under action plans for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for 2015-16. Punjab will get central assistance of Rs 319 crore while Uttarakhand gets Rs 134 crore under […]

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MDoNER Calender-2016 released with the theme Rising North East

The Union Minister of State Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh released Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER) Calender-2016. The theme of the Calendar released this year is Rising North East which is depicting developing modern North East. The Minister […]

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