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DIFC aims to lease 90% of its property

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the emirate’s financial free zone, aims to lease 90% of units at its Dh1 Billion (US$272 million). Gate Avenue retail development before it opens in 2018, to avoid creating a ghost town, the official leading the project said. Gate Avenue is a retail podium linking together the numerous towers of […]

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Centre to train 1 crore civil defence volunteers by 2022

According to the National Civil Defence College (NCDC) officials, the central government has planned to train around 1 crore civil defence volunteers by 2022 to provide better response while dealing with both natural and manmade disasters. NCDC director, GS Saini, Director, NCDC, highlighted, Our institute has for decades trained master trainers from both governments, private […]

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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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Centre launches Swachh Survekshan 2018 to assess sanitation

Central Government has launched Swachh Survekshan-2018 to rank all the 4,041 cities and towns in the country based on infrastructure development for improved sanitation services and their sustainability, outcomes, citizen connect and visible impact on the ground. Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar launched the survey, the third in the series and […]

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Centre to develop Paradip as smart port, smart city, says Gadkari

To begin with Rs 2,700 crore would be provided for the ambitious project and an additional amount of Rs 2,000 crore would be spent to increase the depth of Paradip port to enable it to handle a variety of vessels and cargo. Plans are also afoot to construct a railway line between Paradip and the […]

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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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Centre to employ geospatial technology to build smart cities

A common thread running in the urban development sphere, including Smart City Programme, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban), Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), AMRUT and HRIDAY, is the extensive use of ICT and geospatial information systems, he said. The Centre, under the Housing for All (Urban) scheme, has envisioned that individual houses should be tracked through […]

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