Author: Monica Thakur

Constructive Initiatives undertaken to regularize water usage and boost agricultural sector

In the recent press meet dated 5th September, T. Mohapatra, director general of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) addressed the media about the initiatives undertaken to improve the farming situation in the country and the efforts of ICAR in scientific water management in line with the Jal Shakti Abhiyan. He gave an insight […]

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Bhopal: India’s Smart-est City

The city of Lakes is on the way to gain a new name as India’s most True Smart City under the works undertaken as part of Bhopal Smart City  Project. Tarun Pithode, Bhopal’s district Collector and Smart city Chairman said that by the end of the year, around 400 smart poles will be installed to […]

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East Civic Body announces 5% rebate on property tax to promote water harvesting

In association with ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’, East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) on Monday passed a resolution whereby the Cooperative Group Housing Societies (CGHS) under their jurisdiction would receive a 5% rebate on the property tax on undertaking the initiative of rainwater harvesting in their premises.  The announcement came in line with the BJP Councillors moving […]

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Caya, the largest contributor to Swacch Bharat Mission

Swacch Bharat Mission, the flagship programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was launched with a mission to provide and improve sanitation facilities in rural areas of India and make the villages open defecation free by providing toilets. Apart from the initiatives taken up by the government to achieve this goal, there are private companies, NGO’s […]

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Startups to contribute to the Smart City model

The National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency Invest India announced about a workshop that is to be held in Pune called ‘Smart Cities Technology Showcase Day’, it is organized in partnership with the Smart Cities Mission, a Government of India initiative. The workshop is intended to bridge the gap between Smart Cities and startups, these […]

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30-day e-visa in lean seasons to boost Tourism

As an initiative to increase tourism, Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel introduced e-visa for peak and lean seasons. In comparison to the conventional visas offered, these visas would attract tourists as they will be cheaper and easier to issue visas for short term trips planned in India.  He said,” India will now offer 30-day e-visas […]

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New waterproofing material developed from Fly Ash by IIT-H

IIT – Hyderabad has developed a new waterproofing material that is cost-effective and smoother finish, which is made by coating Fly Ash, with stearic acid. Though the waterproofing material is yet to be tested more for its mechanical and chemical durability, this experiment could be a new way of looking at waterproofing. The new waterproofing […]

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Railway Budget 2019: Boost in CapEx for improving infrastructure of Indian Railways

The Railway Budget for 2019 witnessed a boost in capital allocation for Indian Railways by 20% in comparison to the last year, it is Rs 1,60,176 crore for 2019-20. According to Nirmala Sitharaman, the development and further improvement of the Indian Railways would require an investment of 50 lakh crore between 2018-2030. Along with increased […]

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Restoring Arab ki Sarai Baoli could prove to be the answer to Water Shortage Problems across India

At a time where the capital of India, Delhi is facing problems of water scarcity, the conservation of Arab ki Baoli could be a model project which could further the restoration of water conservation buildings in India. The restoration would not only serve the purpose of water management but also step up the architectural conservation […]

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Tamil Nadu to get technical assistance for tackling natural disasters

Disaster hit Tamil Nadu state will soon get technical assistance to chart out strategies and ways to strengthen the risk management. Britain has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tamil Nadu government to deliver a programme on technical assistance which would focus on bringing a transformation in the way urbanization is being carried out […]

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