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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor (Lead, correcting para one)


August 18th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the urban poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor


August 18th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the rural poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Court notice on JNNURM-funded Shimla tunnel


July 25th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the municipal authorities to file a reply regarding status of lights installed in the newly-constructed two-lane Auckland traffic tunnel ... Read more...

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Delhi government allots flats to 500 slum dwellers


July 18th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A total of 500 slum dwellers living in eight clusters across the city were Wednesday allotted flats by the Delhi government under a central government ... Read more...

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Government proposing a new National Urban Health Mission: PM


June 30th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, June 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government is proposing a new National Urban Health Mission to focus on the health challenges of people in ... Read more...

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More efforts needed to make India slum-free: Selja


May 9th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Wednesday said more efforts were needed to make India slum-free.Replying to questions in the Rajya Sabha, ... Read more...

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Urban sanitation hopelessly inadequate: Parliament panel


April 30th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed "distress" over an overwhelming number of sanitation and drainage projects remaining incomplete, noting that 4,861 cities in the country do ... Read more...

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BJP-led MCD developed culture of earning money: Maken


April 11th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) had spent only Rs.125 crore of the Rs.10,533 crore sanctioned for various ... Read more...

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Less than 12 percent of Shimla’s sewage treated: CAG


April 10th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 10 (IANS) Less than 12 percent of the total sewage generated in Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla is treated, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said.Home ... Read more...

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Urban development ministry gets 12 percent hike


March 16th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The allocation for the urban development ministry has been increased by over 12 percent from Rs.6,855.23 crore in 2011-2012 to Rs.7,729.38 crore in 2012-13, ... Read more...

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548 projects sanctioned under urban renewal mission


March 13th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The government has sanctioned 548 projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath informed the Lok Sabha Tuesday."While ... Read more...

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Official summoned over delay in project


March 7th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 7 (IANS) Taking note of tardy progress in a Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) project here, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday summoned the state Public ... Read more...

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Three-fold rise in urban renewal funds likely: Kamal Nath


February 6th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) could witness a three-fold increase in its budget, Urban Development Minister Kamal ... Read more...

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Over 500 million Indians will need new homes in a decade


February 5th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Over 500 million Indians will need new homes in almost a decade, close to the needs of China, North America and Western Europe put together, ... Read more...

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PM mulls Rs.1,000 crore corpus for housing poor


December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The government is considering creating a corpus fund of Rs.1,000 crore ($18.7 million) in the current fiscal that would encourage banks to give housing ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha MPs complain about Delhi’s Master Plan


December 12th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Monday passed the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Bill 2011 which extends for another three years the ... Read more...

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Bhopal bags excellence award in urban transport


November 26th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 26 (IANS) The public-private partnership (PPP) model used in running Bhopal Municipal Corporation's low-floor buses has been adjudged the best partnership model of urban transport in the country, ... Read more...

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134 urban development schemes cleared for northeast


September 18th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 18 (IANS) The central government has sanctioned 134 projects worth Rs.2,610 crore for poverty alleviation, development of infrastructure and providing basic services in the urban areas of the ... Read more...

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Government to launch the second JNNURM soon: Nath


September 7th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS)The government Wednesday said it would launch the second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) soon."We will be launching the JNNURM-II ... Read more...

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CAG slams ‘avoidable’ expenditure for Connaught Place renovation


August 5th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The renovation work in Connaught Place (CP) in the runup to the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) was plagued by bad organisation on part of the ... Read more...

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India plans better housing facilities for urban poor


July 30th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) With an estimated 95 million people expected to be living in shanties by next year, the government has drawn up an "ambitious", but "achievable" scheme ... Read more...

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DSIIDC to set up more industrial projects in Delhi


July 24th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corp (DSIIDC) will execute several prestigious projects in the coming years, its chairman Chetan Sanghi said.These will include ... Read more...

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6,000 slum dwellers will have roofs: Dikshit


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to allot new houses to about 6,000 families living in 33 slum clusters under its rehabilitation scheme.Delhi Chief Minister Shiela ... Read more...

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Bihar asked to set up more shelters for homeless people


June 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna,June 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed commissioner monitoring implementation of food-related schemes, Harsh Mander Friday asked the Bihar government to plan further expansion of shelters for the homeless in ... Read more...

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Property owners demand reforms in archaic rent act


June 11th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) A delegation of property owners from Delhi and Mumbai met union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath to complain about lack of reforms of the country's ... Read more...

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Kerala not progressing due to Left’s flawed policies: PM


April 9th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Taking on Kerala's Left Democratic Front government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the state was not progressing enough because of the "flawed policies" ... Read more...

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Six housing projects for slum dwellers


March 11th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) To cope up with the increasing burden of migrant population in the city, the Delhi government has decided to build more houses for slum dwellers ... Read more...

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Delhi’s pocket swells 16 percent in budget


February 28th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Delhi will get higher central funds in 2011-12 as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday hiked the capital's budgetary allocation to Rs.1,257.86 crore -- up 16.41 percent ... Read more...

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Urban renewal mission to be reviewed


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The government Wednesday said the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) is being revised and the effort will be to strengthen local urban bodies, Urban Development ... Read more...

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MPs to have greater say in JNNURM implementation: Kamal Nath


February 15th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath has said that people's representatives will have greater say in the implementation of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).In ... Read more...

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Top government officials quizzed on cheating charges


January 14th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 14 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Police said Friday that they had interrogated top officials of the government-run Hindustan Prefab Limited (HPL) on a cheating complaint filed against the firm by the mayor ... Read more...

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Employment growth vital for ensuring development process: Mukherjee


January 12th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that growth in employment opportunities is vital for ensuring an inclusive development process.In his customary pre-budget meeting ... Read more...

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Delhi’s slum dwellers to get 15,000 low-cost flats


January 4th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday initiated the process of allotting around 15,000 low-cost flats to make the city slum-free, an official said.The allotment of flats, constructed ... Read more...

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Urban development funds based on states’ performance: Montek (Lead)


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The government Friday said that funds under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), to fast track planned development of urban infrastructure and basic services, would ... Read more...

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Urban development funds based on states’ performance: Montek


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The central government Friday said that funds under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), to fast track planned development of urban infrastructure and basic ... Read more...

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