Category: Focus Cities


Vibrant Varanasi: Towards cleanliness, connectivity & conservation

On the world stage through HRIDAY Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) aims to promote an integrated, inclusive and sustainable development of heritage sites, focusing on maintenance of monuments and advancement of the ecosystem, including its citizens, tourists and local businesses. Varanasi got a fund of Rs 89.31 crore in January this year to […]

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Urban development transforms Jaipur into a modern city

E-Mitra is an ambitious E-governance initiative of Government of Rajasthan (GoR) which is being implemented in all 33 Districts of the state using Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model for convenience and transparency to citizens in availing various services of the Government and Private Sectors under a single roof at their door steps using an e- platform. […]

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Ahmedabad: Gujarats core of technological development and innovation

Recent trends indicate that various developers and real estate companies have shown interest in building residential townships in the citys suburban areas. The citys real estate sector is booming primarily due to liberal policies, efficient governance and the growing industrial sector. Flats, apartments, serviced apartments, bungalows, penthouses, township properties are seen to sprout across the […]

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Surat: More than a diamond city

Tourists from not only India but around the world flock to visit the various historical monuments, museum and gardens in the city. The Old Monument, built by Tughlak in the 14th century, Sardar Patel Museum and the Dutch Garden are such notable examples. The villages of Bardoli and Dandi known best for being the location […]

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Vadodara: Gujarats urban culture capital

The city is one of the few in India with the advantage of having an underground drainage system that had been constructed over a century ago in 1894. The sewage is collected through this underground drainage network, processed at a treatment plant before being eventually disposed into the nearby rivers. The Gujarat Pollution Control Board […]

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Guwahati: The urban hub of North East India

Shankardev Kalakshetra is a place that visitors should never miss if they want to have a feel of Assamese culture. It is a multipurpose cultural complex that has fulfilled its aim in protecting, promoting and preserving the cultural heritage of the communities and tribes of Assam and the country. Assam State Museum in the city […]

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New Towns of India

The term new town refers to planned communities of the new towns movement in particular, mainly in the United Kingdom. This term has its roots in the Garden City Movement, founded by Ebenezer Howard in the late 1800s, as an alternative to the over-crowded, polluted, chaotic, and industrial cities that had appeared in Britain. Such […]

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Puducherry: A showcase of built heritage

Challenges There is a ban on non-biodegradable plastic in Puducherry, but the lack of effective enforcement mechanism has failed to materialise this ban. The practice of carrying vegetables, rice, groceries and other household items in plastic bags continues rampantly, causing degradation of environment. Stray dogs in the city are also a menace and traditionally, dog […]

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Gandhinagar: The upcoming business hub of India

Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Company Limited (GIFTCL) and Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Newgen Holdings Private Limited for the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) project. Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat has emerged as one of the fastest growing industrial regions in the country. In addition to […]

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