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Centre to review Smart City projects 20.1.2018 General News
The Central Government will review various Smart City projects implemented in Goa, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.Puri, who is in the Goan capital to attend a session on- 'The Imagine Panaji Smart City Development', said that the delegation from the urban development and housing ministry will review the smart city projects in Panaji and in the entire state.Puri told ANI, "To better review these projects, we have introduced a star-rating protocol on garbage management. It will be ranked between 1 to 7. We are doing this in Goa since the state has shown the way forward in waste management, as facilities here are proper and organised".The union minister added that the review of Smart City projects such as Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart Cities Mission, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Pradhan Mantri Awaz Yojana was done with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and was optimistic on the results."These central
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Centre to set up focus groups to expedite smart cities project 20.1.2018 Deccan Herald - National
The Centre has decided to set up five to six focus groups to expedite the smart cities project, which has shown poor progress two years on. These expert groups will provide guidance on mobilising funds, addressing the areas related to facilitating differently abled, womens security and connecting with young professionals in developing urban amenities. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had launched the Smart Cities Mission in June 2015 to develop 100 cities with world class facilities. However, the scheme has been lagging due to various reasons, including urban local bodies inability to raise funds and opposition from residents to levy of user charges to mop up funds for development works. According to data presented by the Ministry in Parliament, in the last two-and-a-half years, only 5.2% of the total identified projects have been completed. Around 72% of the projects are still in the stage of preparation of detailed project report. Slow progress According to the scheme guidelines, the ...
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Goa will achieve ODF status by October: Union minister Puri 20.1.2018 General News
Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri today said he was confident that Goa will become hundred per cent 'open defecation free' by October 2018. Puri, who held a press conference in the presence of chief minister Manohar Parrikar here, said 2,260 cities in the country have become open defecation free so far. "I was told by the Goa chief minister that the state will be hundred per cent open defecation free by October 2018. I have no doubt that the state will achieve this goal," the minister said after chairing meetings to review various urban development initiatives in Goa. The Goa government is doing very well in the implementation of affordable housing scheme, utilisation of funds under the AMRUT scheme and other similar projects, the Union minister said. He praised the implementation of a scheme for affordable housing for homeless in the state, saying some 5,000 families which are yet to get its benefit will be covered by next year. Puri also .
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Mission Smart City: 9 more towns added to list; India now has 99 smart citi... 20.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Mission Smart City: 9 more towns added to list; India now has 99 smart citi...
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Government announces nine new smart cities 20.1.2018 Sify Finance
Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has announced the name of nine more smart cities, taking the total to 99.
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Ghaziabad fails to make it to smart city list 20.1.2018 General News
In a major setback to the district, Ghaziabad failed to make the cut for Smart City tag in the fourth and the final city list released by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.The city, which competed in the race for the fourth time, failed to meet the benchmark set by the government.Interestingly, the list included three cities from Uttar Pradesh-Bareilly, Moradabad, and Saharanpur.On Friday, Puri announced the name of nine more smart cities, taking the total to 99.The mission of hundred smart cities was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015.Silvassa in Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli topped the list of winning cities in this round of competition.The other cities include Erode in Tamil Nadu, Diu in Union Territory of Daman and Diu, Biharsharif in Bihar, Bareilly, Saharanpur and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh and Kavaratti in Lakshadweep.Briefing reporters in New Delhi, the minister said, the nine cities have .
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New Smart cities: From UP's Bareilly to TN's Erode, here's the full list 20.1.2018 Latest News
Under the scheme, each city will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre for implementing various projects
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City buzz: Do you know how many cars hit Mumbai roads daily? 20.1.2018 Citizen Matters
Mumbai's alarming vehicular explosion, plans for CCTV footage for govt school parents in Delhi, and new Metro projects in the horizon -- this and other news from urban India this week. ...
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Govt. announces nine new smart cities 20.1.2018 General News
Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has announced the name of nine more smart cities, taking the total to 99.The mission of hundred smart cities was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015.Silvassa in Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has topped the list of winning cities in this round of competition.The other cities include Erode in Tamil Nadu, Diu in Union Territory of Daman and Diu, Biharsharif in Bihar, Bareilly, Saharanpur and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh and Kavaratti in Lakshadweep.Briefing reporters in New Delhi, the minister said, the nine cities have proposed an investment of 12 thousand 824 crore rupees to develop 409 projects.He said, with the selection of these nine cities, the total proposed investment in 99 smart cities will be Rs 2,03,979 crore.Giving details of the progress made in smart cities scheme, Puri said, Smart City Centers have become operational in Pune, Surat, Vadodara and Kakinada and work is in
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Union minister announces commencement of India's first-ever 'Livability Index' 19.1.2018 Hindustan Times - india
The cities will be assessed on 15 core parameters like governance, social infrastructure, education, employment, health and safety and security.
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9 more cities come under Smart Cities plan 19.1.2018 BusinessLine - Economy
Silvassa tops the list of 15 cities that competed for 10 spots in Round Four
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India's first-ever 'Livability Index' to rank 116 cities, says govt 19.1.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
The cities will be assessed on 15 core parameters like governance, social infrastructure, education, employment, health and safety and security
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Smart City Challenge-Round 4: Silvassa, 3 UP cities among winners 19.1.2018 General News
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday announced the names of nine cities winning in the fourth round of Smart City Challenge, with Silvassa of Dadra and Nagar Haveli topping the list and three others from Uttar Pradesh making it.
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Puri announces commencement of India's first-ever 'Livability 19.1.2018 General News
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri today announced the commencement of the country's first-ever 'Livability Index' to rank 116 cities. An official said that the result of the exercise will be announced in June. "The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has decided to assess the livability standard of 116 Indian cities, which include the identified Smart Cities and few more cities with a population of over 1 million," the housing and urban minister told a press conference here. Among the cities to be assessed for the 'Livability Index', include Delhi's three municipal corporations, Bangalore (Karnataka), Kochi (Kerala), Ghaziabad, Meerut, Varanasi, Allahabad and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) and Faridabad in Haryana. The cities will be assessed on 15 core parameters like governance, social infrastructure, education, employment, health and safety and security. The 'Livability Index' will also take into account physical infrastructure like housing, open spaces, land use, energy and
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Silvasa, Bareilly Among 9 New Cities Added To Smart Cities Mission 19.1.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Three cities of Uttar Pradesh are among nine chosen in the latest round of the central government's flagship Smart Cities Mission, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said...
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Smart City Mission adds 9 more cities including Bareilly, Erode; total now 99 19.1.2018 Hindustan Times - india
Under the Smart City scheme, each city will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre for implementing various projects.
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56% smart cities prone to floods: Report 19.1.2018 Sify Finance
As much as 56 per cent of smart cities are prone to floods which are responsible for 77 per cent of all disasters in India, a report said on Friday.
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9 more cities added to Smart City Mission, total now 99 19.1.2018 General News
Three cities of Uttar Pradesh are among nine chosen in the latest round of the Centre's flagship Smart City Mission, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said today. The number of cities picked under the project now stands at 99. Under the scheme, each city will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre for implementing various projects. The nine cities chosen in the fourth round are -- Bareilly,Moradabad and Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Erode in Tamil Nadu, Bihar Sharif in Bihar, Silvasa in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Diu in Daman and Diu, Kavarati in Lakshdweep and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. Puri said about 3,000 projects costing Rs 1,40,000 crore were being implemented under the scheme.
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Citizens should have a greater say in our smart cities 18.1.2018 Hindustan Times - editorials
One of the biggest criticisms for the Smart City Mission involves a conflict between local civic bodies and special purpose vehicles
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Over 30 pc Indians will be living in urban areas by 2030: Puri 17.1.2018 General News
Over 30 per cent of the Indians will be living in urban areas by 2030 and 70 per cent of that India has not been built yet, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said today. Speaking at the 'Raisina Dialogue' here, the housing and urban affairs minister said only 17 per cent of the Indians on the population base of 300 million lived in urban spaces in 1947. "In 2030, 30 per cent or even higher number of Indians will live in urban space. That means 600 million people," he said, adding by then India will have to construct 700-900 million sq meter of commercial and residential space. The minister said it means 70 per cent of the India of 2030 has not been built yet, showing the "enormity" of the challenge. He also invited foreign companies to invest in the Smart Cities Mission of the government, saying there was a huge opportunity under it. He said 42 "world class companies" from 14 countries had either been given contract or in the process of awarding to them under the ...
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