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Indian states need to strategise their development (Column: Active Voice) 18.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Modi government has been pulling all stops to improve the ease of doing business rankings since it came into power in a bid to improve Indias image as a business-friendly economy and attract global investment.
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Happiness index also important: Pranab 14.4.2017 Hindu: National
At Ambedkar birth anniversary, President says GDP and Gross National Happiness go together
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Loan waiver: Why shift to populism, Congress style? 9.4.2017 Times of India Opinion
Modi the economic developer has been upended by Modi the populist. The farm loan waiver and other measures announced in Uttar Pradesh last week amounted to an emphatic change in BJP policy direction. Given scarce...
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Diverging state trajectories 3.4.2017 Latest News
With a per capita income of $4,800, Goa is comparable to upper middle income countries
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Takeaways for Bengaluru from New York City's waste management plans 31.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Bengaluru qualifies to be in the low-income category as per World Bank classification, with investments made more on collection and poor quality landfills.

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Toll to be levied on 19 roads in Karnataka 17.3.2017 Hindu: News
The State Cabinet on Friday approved levying of toll on 19 roads, covering a stretch of 1,530 km, in different parts of the State. These roads were developed under the Karnataka State Highways Improve...
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World Bank gives Aadhaar thumbs up; wants other nations to adopt it too 17.3.2017 News
The Aadhaar system is the most sophisticated identification programme in the world, said Romer
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skills index in the works to rank all districts 16.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is looking to create an index of skills for all districts of India a la the ease of doing business ranking system introduced in 2015 by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) along with the World Bank.
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Scavengers who died were working on a World Bank-funded project: BWSSB 12.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Scavengers who died were working on a World Bank-funded project: BWSSB
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Karnataka among 7 states selected for groundwater project 9.3.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Karnataka is among seven states selected by the Union Water Resources Ministry for the World Bank-aided National Groundwater Management Improvement Scheme (NGMIS) on a pilot basis. The ministry selected Karnataka, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh based on an alarming drop in the groundwater table due to over exploitation. NGMIS envisages sustainable groundwater management with people's participation, an official in the Ministry told DH. The entire project costs around Rs 6,000 crore and will be implemented over a period of six years, said the official. The seven states identified for the project represent 25% of the overexploited blocks in the country. According to the ministry, in India, 245 billion cubic metres of goundwater is drawn every year. This represents about 25% of the total global groundwater drawn. With the over 80% of rural and urban domestic water supplies in India depending on groundwater, the government is working on its better management for ...
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Nine towns in state to get 24x7 water supply 7.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The government will take up a project to provide round-the-clock water supply in nine towns at an estimated cost of Rs 205.87 crore. Urban Development Minister Roshan Baig told reporters that the towns are:Mudgil, Teredal, Mulki, Mundargi, Shiralkoppa, Kottur, Kampli, Tekkalakote and Mahalingapura. "These are among the 27 towns identified for 24X7 water supply. Already, we have made round-the-clock water supply possible in Ilkal," said Baig. He added that the Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation are taking up the projects. The target is to provide 24X7 water to 55 towns in the next three years, of which 15 towns will be taken up in one year. He said the government has taken up the Karnataka Municipal Reforms Project at a cost of Rs 1,364 crore with funding from World Bank for urban local bodies other than Bengaluru. Computerisation of basic municipal functions, streamlining finances and scientific base maps using satellite images will be ...
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PM chairs meeting on timely implementation of projects 22.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired his 17th interaction through PRAGATI -- ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation -- and reviewed infrastructure projects, an official statement said.
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PM Modi pressed for accountability to improve telecom services 22.2.2017 Latest News
He called for the use of latest technology inputs to improve the pace and quality of work
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Pharma major Granules India to invest $84 million in expansion 20.2.2017 News
Investment will be backed by IFC, which has three previous exposures to the company
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CFSI to make its foray into the digital arena 5.2.2017 Hindu: News
The Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) is planning to make its presence felt in the digital world and the first of its attempt is the web series ‘V3’.“The testing of the three episodes is going ...
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Smart cities should be sustainable, eco-friendly, say experts 4.2.2017 Hindu: National
Experts at a two-day workshop on Smart City Mission-Karnataka, which began in the city on Friday, stressed the need for developing sustainable smart cities with focus on the requirements of the city ...
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Smart Cities: Experts delve into tech-based solutions 3.2.2017 deccanherald.com
With rapid urbanisation triggering challenges on many fronts for the stakeholders, World Bank Task Team Head Shashank Ojha on Friday advocated 'smart solutions' with technology-backed system for the development of 'Smart Cities'. He was addressing the gathering during his presentation on the topic 'Karnataka-Smart Cities: Pan City ICT Solutions and Smart City Solutions for Green Growth', as part of a two-day workshop on 'Smart Cities Mission-Karnataka' planning and initiation meet for ICT solutions at Hotel Ocean Pearl in the city. Migration of people Referring to the increasing economic opportunities in urban areas causing migration of people and environmental challenges across the globe, Ojha said it is imperative to deal with smart approach as the urban population across the world is expected to touch 66% in the coming years. India is not far behind, he added. Pointing out that the World Bank is aiding 82 projects in India alone, Ojha said the list includes 100 smart cities, 500 cities selected under ...
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Water commission signs MoUs with IIT, IIS on dam safety 27.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
To improve its capacity to safeguard dams, the Central Water Commission (CWC) on Friday signed two separate MoUs with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, said an official statement.
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CWC inks MoUs with IIT Madras, IISc for dam safety in seven states 27.1.2017 TOI: India
The Central Water Commission (CWC) functioning under the Union ministry of water resources on Thursday signed two separate MoUs with IIT- Madras and Indian Institute of Science -Bangalore for procurement of specified equipment and software for dam safety.
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States take lead in framing public procurement policy 6.1.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
In almost every development work, acquisition is inevitable in one way or other by purchasing, renting, leasing, licencing, or otherwise acquiring any information, goods or materials, services which are called public procurement in simple terms. Public procurement works on the principles of integrity, transparency, accountability, fairness and efficiency to all decision making on public investments and purchases so as to minimise corruption and maximise the economic, financial, social, environmental and political benefits of public procurement. It also promotes competition and ease of doing business with public sector. Approximately 30% of India's GDP gets converted into public procurement contracts. It carries the burden of the hopes of millions of people, who expect the public servants to perform their duties as trustees. According to World Bank's estimate, the average bribe to obtain a public contract is 15% of contract value. As procurement is prone to corrupt practices, it has many effects: it ...
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