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Govt sets committee to improve water management in NE

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in North East region of India. With one of the focus areas being hydropower, the strategy will also help establish first-user rights to the waters of the Brahmaputra. The committee will be headed by Rajiv Kumar, Vice […]

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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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Govt goes digital to speed up land acquisition for highway project

The process of acquiring land for highway projects is set to get shorter. The entire process will go digital eliminating chances of mistakes and reducing the long time taken for verification of land titles. The highways ministry has undertaken a massive exercise of hosting digital details of the land of more than 6.45 lakh revenue […]

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Govt approves one lakh more affordable homes under PMAY

The government has approved the construction of 100,537 more affordable homes under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs 4,200 crore. Madhya Pradesh got 57,131 homes sanctioned, followed by Tamil Nadu with 24,576 homes, Manipur with 6,231, Chhattisgarh with 4,898, Gujarat with 4,261, Assam with 2,389, Kerala with 643, Jharkhand with 331 […]

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Govt announces first express highway project in the northeast

Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has informed that the first express highway project in the northeast region will be developed along the Brahmaputra river in Assam at an estimated cost of Rs 40,000 crore. Northeast is our priority. We are going to develop the first express highway of North East in Assam […]

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Govt reviews Credit Ratings of cities under Smart & AMRUT cities

The exercise of Credit Rating of cities and towns is gaining momentum with 94 of the 500 cities included in Smart City Mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) having obtained such ratings. The ratings are necessary for issuing Municipal Bonds for mobilisation of resources. During the review of progress of Credit […]

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Govt working on urban mobility scheme to promote electric vehicles

The Indian government is working on a Green Urban Mobility Scheme in order to promote the use of hybrid/electric vehicles and non-fossil fuels among others for public transport. The proposal will be finalised after taking views from the concerned stakeholders. It will be implemented after the cabinet approval, said Minister of State for Urban Development, […]

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Govt to provide Rs 1.13 lakh crore to improve urban infrastructure

Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu has informed that under the Smart City Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), the central government is committed to providing an assistance of Rs 1.13 lakh crore in order to improve basic urban infrastructure, […]

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Govt unveils sustainable Urban Development strategy

The government has unveiled the Urban Development strategy for the next 20 years which intends to give a big push to use growing urbanisation for rapid economic development while at the same time committing itself to address issues of sustainable development and climate change. Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu released […]

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Govt is addressing cleanliness, connectivity to boost tourism

Building on Indias intrinsic strengths, the Government is addressing cleanliness, connectivity and security to boost tourism, said Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture. He was speaking at the Plenary Session on Why Invest in Incredible India? at the Incredible India Tourism Investors Summit in New Delhi. Dr Sharma emphasised that […]

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