urban renewal

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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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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Urban renewal mission’s allocation to rise


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission's allocation will be hiked to 0.25 percent of the gross domestic product, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath said at ... 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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Modernize ferries in Assam: MP


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Two days after a boat disaster in Assam killed an estimated 270 people, Rajya Sabha member Birendra Prasad Baishya Wednesday sought New Delhi's assistance to ... 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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BJP relases vision document for Delhi


April 11th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Ahead of the civic polls in the capital, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday released its "Vision Delhi-2025" document which envisages urban renewal and ... 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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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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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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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’s development is Congress’ first priority, says Rahul Gandhi


April 10th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Trivandrum (Kerala), Apr 10(ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that his party is committed to transforming Kerala into one of the most developed states in India.Addressing an election ... 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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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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Delhi government to build 35,000 flats for poor


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday said around 35,000 flats would be built for the economically weaker sections in the city, adding that they would be ready in two ... 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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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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16 infrastructure projects approved for Orissa


December 20th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The central government Monday approved 16 projects under its urban renewal programme for Orissa at a cost of Rs.222.78 crore.An official statement said the projects will be ... 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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Law to regulate hawking rights soon


November 1st, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The government Monday assured street vendors that it will soon frame laws to regulate hawking rights in five states including Delhi.The assurance was given by P.K. ... Read more...

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DDA, Spanish group to cooperate in urban planning


October 26th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Spanish group for cooperation in the field of urban planning."The MoU was signed ... Read more...

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L&T bags Rs.700-crore order


September 30th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 30 (IANS) Engineering and construction major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Thursday said it has got orders worth Rs.700 crore from various customers for construction-related works.The largest order is ... Read more...

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West Bengal urban poor get Rs.400 crore for house building


August 23rd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government has allocated Rs.400 crore this fiscal for building dwelling units or renovating the old ones for the urban poor, who did not benefit from ... Read more...

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New policy to focus on public transport


August 12th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Formulation of a national urban transport policy, financing of buses and a bus rapid transit system project are some of the steps taken by the central government ... Read more...

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