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Modi’s clean Ganga plan hinges on private companies tackling sewage. Will it work? 15.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Four years after the Narendra Modi government launched the Rs 20,000-crore Namami Gange project, Scroll.in investigates how it is progressing.
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City Buzz: Road users’ survey | Kolkata metro fire | Delhi cold wave…and more 31.12.2018 Citizen Matters
Two fires in Kolkata and Mumbai raise concerns, road safety at risk too, as users fare poorly in multi-city survey, What else are cities talking about this week?
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Year End Review 2018-NITI Aayog 12.12.2018 Govt of india: PIB
INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMMES: (i)   Measuring performance and ranking States on outcomes in critical sectors With emphasis on outcomes, NITI finalized indices to measure incremental annual outcomes in critical social sectors like health, education, water and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
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BBMP can handle Bengaluru’s schools better, State just needs to help 19.11.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
As part of the Bengaluru Solutions Series, the second installment looks at private and government schools in Bengaluru. This piece looks at the shortcomings of state-sponsored education, and ways to improve the quality of affordable private education
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City buzz: Mumbai water crisis | Delhi ban on non-CNG vehicles | New port at Varanasi… and more 17.11.2018 Citizen Matters
What's keeping Mumbai parched? What are the latest measures being mulled in Delhi to combat pollution? Which housing projects will be exempt from prior green clearance? A look back at the important headlines from India's cities this week.
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Indian Railways Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) makes a swift progress in developing Surat Railway Station as Multi Model Transport Hub 16.11.2018 Govt of india: PIB
A truly seamless multi model transport hub integrating all modes of transport is to be developed at Surat Railway station wherein all the three levels of Government, namely Central Government (Railways), State Government (Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation) and local government (Surat Municipal Corporation) have come together to pool their lands and also form a SPV named SITCO.
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NITI Aayog organizes South Asian Regional Conference on Urban Infrastructure 15.11.2018 Govt of india: PIB
NITI Aayog, the premier think tank of the Government of India, partnered with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to host a South Asian regional conference at PravasiBharatiya Kendra in the capital today to discuss the key issues, perspectives and the way forward in the Urban Infrastructure.
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Will Ayushman Bharat disrupt the health insurance market? 10.8.2018 Rediff: Business
As a result of the mass state-led scheme, the processes in the health insurance market could get simplified over time and become uniform
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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Singapore on Cooperation in the field of Planning 27.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
          The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex post-facto approval to the MoU between India and Singapore on cooperation in the field of urban planning and development.
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Are water ATMs the way forward? 26.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Hundreds of ATMs have sprung up across the country promising safe and affordable water. But is this the way ahead? We find out
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'New metro rail policy for growing metro rail aspirations of 25.5.2018 General News
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri today said the new metro rail policy announced by the Centre, making PPP mandatory to get financial aid for new projects, seeks to enable realisation of growing metro rail aspirations of a large number of cities in a responsible manner. The investments for metro rail projects through PPP was made 'compulsory' to meet the demand for capital intensive assets like metro, he said. The Housing and Urban Affairs Minister stated this after flagging off the metro rail service from Nehru Park to Central Metro and Little Mount to AG-DMS, here, together with Chief Minister K Palaniswami. "The policy seeks to enable realisation of growing metro rail aspirations of a large number of cities in a responsible manner," he said. The Union government had on May 23 approved a new metro rail policy for expanding the network across various cities. "If the cities are the engines of economic growth, the public transport system functions as the wheels of the ...
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Prime Minister of Netherlands Inaugurates Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum at a Function in New Delhi 25.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Prime Minister of Netherlands Mr. Mark Rutte inaugurated the Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum to take forward the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India and the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment of the Netherlands  in June last year.
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Maharashtra to build 1.5 million affordable homes: Minister 17.5.2018 General News
The Maharashtra government plans to build at least one million affordable homes in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and another half a million across the state, Housing Minister Prakash Mehta said here on Thursday.
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Maligaon foot overbridge renovation nears completion 7.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Maligaon foot overbridge renovation nears completion
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Despite FM's red flag, Railways to push 99-year lease proposal for station redevelopment 29.4.2018 General News
Despite the Finance Ministrys objections, Indian Railways is pushing ahead with a proposal to involve the private sector in redeveloping 600 stations on an extended 99-year lease - as opposed to the 45-year lease proposed earlier for 400 stations.
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Statement by Mr Subhash Chandra Garg, 22.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Following is the text of the Statement by Mr Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India and Alternate Governor of the World Bank and the IMF, representing the Constituency of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India & Sri Lanka at the 97th Meeting of the Development Committee, World Bank in Washington DC, USA yesterday, 21st April, 2018:   1.
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Two day Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” concludes in Ahmedabad today ; 20.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Two day Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” concluded in Ahmedabad, Gujarat today. The Conference was organized by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Gujarat Council along with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), an autonomous research organization under the Ministry of External Affairs.
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India's child stunting can't be stopped unless poverty kept in check 15.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
A market economy is not efficient in dealing with problems like child stunting
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Pune, Hyderabad bank on municipal bonds, but why are Kochi and Surat dithering? 2.4.2018 Citizen Matters
The Centre has been actively promoting municipal bonds as a source to fund development of cities, but those with lower credit ratings may not find it a very smooth option to raise money through the same. ...
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Target 2018: Housing for 6.3 lakh families in Rajasthan 24.3.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Over the next six months the state government will extend support to over six lakh homeless families to own a residence in urban areas. The urban development department has so far drafted a list of nearly 4.34 lakh such applicants to be provided direct beneficiary subsidy, while two lakh housings units to be constructed under public private partnership will be extended credit link subsidy on loan interest. The financial assistance will be provided under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (urban) which has been put on a speedy pace at Rajasthan.  “Even as targets of PMAY are to be achieved till year 2022, we wish to clear most applications and proposals over the next six months so that these people may get their home sooner,” says Manjit Singh, additional chief secretary Local Self Governance.  LSG is nodal department for implementation of PMAY (urban) at Rajasthan.] Under the scheme a survey of nearly 150 cities of the state has so far been completed and list of 4.34 lakh probable beneficiaries has accordingly ...
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