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Punjab cabinet approves new building rules

The Punjab Cabinet recently made amendments for easing building rules to give the further boost to the construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state. The cabinet also approved the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Rules-2018, providing for purchasable unlimited floor area ratio (FAR) for group housing, commercial, public office, hotel […]

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Ministry for Environment approves regional project

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, at a meeting of the National Steering Committee on Climate Change held in Delhi, approved a regional project for farmers in an effort to reduce stubble burning. Harsh Vardhan, Environment and Forest Minister, said that dust pollution is a major cause of pollution in Delhi and the […]

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Centre approves construction of 30,000 houses on a private land

The Central government has confirmed the construction of 30,000 residential units for the urban poor on private land in Maharashtras Sholapur. Apparently, this is first of its kind project taken up on private land under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Urban). The centres assistance of Rs 450 crore has also been approved by The Housing and […]

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Himachal Pradesh government approves SPV for Smart City Mission

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, for better implementation of programmes under the Smart City Mission, A?has decided to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). The purpose of SPV is to work as a city advisory forum. It will consist of all the stakeholders as the members who will provide support at all stages of planning […]

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Surat approves Rs 154 crore makeover of heritage site

The public works committee of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has approved the budget of A?Rs 154 crore for the makeover of Surat Fort and its nearby area. According A?to the master plan, an area of about three sq km around the old fort will also be developed as a part of Chowk Bazar Heritage Square […]

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Govt approves over Rs 4.13 lakh crore for urban infra in 3 years

The Government of India has three and half times more investments than its previous investments to improve basic urban infrastructure as per Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. Naidu said, along with investments, better per capital spending, central assistance and enhanced capacities of urban local bodies under new urban missions launched during the past three […]

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TUFIDA approves loan for infrastructure projects in Telangana

The 11th board meeting of the Telangana Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation (TUFIDC) recently approved a Rs 500 crore loan from Vijaya Bank for taking up infrastructure projects in various urban local bodies (ULBs) in the state. The meeting was attended by Chairman Viplav Kumar; Director of Municipal Administration TK Sridevi; DTCP Director K […]

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NMCG approves Rs 1900 crore multi city Sewage Treatment project

In another major push to Namami Gange Programme, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved projects worth Rs 1,900 crore for the creation of sewage treatment infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and UT of Delhi. With the approval of these projects 100% sewage treatment facility will be made available for Haridwar, Rishikesh, Vrindavan, Varanasi, […]

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Centre approves ten new Swachh Iconic Places under Swachh Bharat

The second quarterly review meeting on the Swachh Iconic Places (SIP), an initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation under Swachh Bharat Mission, was held recently at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir. Ten Swachh Iconic Places are already implementing action plans in Phase 1. The meeting was attended by the […]

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MoUD approves first instalment for smart city development of Agra

The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), under the central government, has approved the first instalment of Rs 107 crore for the development of Agra under the Smart City project. During the first phase, area-based development works would be carried out around Taj Mahal. Out of the total funds approved, Rs 4 crore has already been […]

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