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IGBC green cities rates Amaravati as ‘Platinum’ city

The IGBC has given the rating on the basis of the parameters including; city planning, heat mitigation, green building, public space and regions under green cover, environmental monitoring and others. A city is given a platinum rating if its score is between 76 and above, on whole Amaravati scored 78 out of 100 points. The […]

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Hyderabad tops the JLLs 2018 Global City Momentum Index

Hyderabad has secured the first position in the short-term momentum ranking of JLLs annual global report titled City Momentum Index (CMI) 2018. A? The report ranked Hyderabad (1st), Bengaluru (2nd), Pune (4th), Kolkata (5th) and Delhi (8th) in the top 10 cities out of the 30 top global short-term growth cities. Chennai (14th) and Mumbai […]

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Kerala unveils Indias first green mall

The INR 10,000 crore Malabar Group is set to unveil Indias first green mall in Kerala harnessing a slew of environment-friendly initiatives. In its first phase, Mall of Travancore (MoT) incurred a cost of about INR 400 crore. Work on the second phase would start soon and will be completed by 2020, said MP Ahammed, […]

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Puducherry smart city project gets assistance of French government

Inaugurating a one-day conference on ‘Implementation of Puducherry Smart City Project’ organized by Puducherry Smart City Development Limited, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said that Puducherry with the assistance of the French government is working to transform the city into a global tourism destination by leveraging its heritage, cultural, spiritual and educational advantages. France based Development […]

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Bengals New Town Convention Center to open in mid- October

Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate country’s one of the finest and eastern India’s biggest Convention Centre in New Town around the middle of October. The Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) in 2018 will be held at the Convention Centre. It took HIDCO three years to complete this project. Convention Centre has […]

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Bengals historical towns to be transformed into heritage cities

The State Tourism Department of West Bengal is all set to transform the well-known historical towns of Bengal into heritage cities. Cooch Behar, with its royal palace and the famous lake, Lal Dighi, with its cultural heritage linked to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu are the two cities which are primarily chosen for the transformation. The State Government […]

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Six states to become ODF by October

According to regular reports received from States/UTs, all the 1,137 statutory cities and towns in six states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala and Telangana are set to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by October 2 of this year marking the completion of three years of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat […]

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EPFO inks MoU with HUDCO to facilitate Housing for All by 2022

Banks/Financing Agencies can make use of a certificate issued by Commissioner to arrive EMI for withdrawal under Para 68 BD (3) of EPF Scheme. Full/ Part repayment of loans out of monthly P.F. Contributions. Eligibility condition relaxed for such withdrawal, now membership period of EPF reduced from 5 years to 3 years. Members can avail […]

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Central govt announces 30 more cities under Smart City Mission

Announcing the new batch of smart cities at a National Workshop on Urban Transformation, Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu said that 45 cities contested for 40 available smart city slots but only 30 were selected to ensure feasible and workable plans that match the aspirations of the […]

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Indias Smart City Mission gets international affirmation

Two years after the launch of the mission to smarten up 98 cities by promoting economic growth and improved governance, the study has commended the programme. The study was conducted following the selection of the first set of 20 cities in January 2016 through a competitive process to initiate the mission. The research studied the […]

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