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Coimbatore Smart Cities ranking baffles many 21.1.2018 Hindu: Coimbatore
The ranking does not reflect the reality, for there is very little on the ground, say observers
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Data-based methods being introduced for road safety: Minister 21.1.2018 PTI: All news
Data-based methods being introduced for road safety: Minister
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Goa will attain status of ‘100% ODF’ by October 2018: Union minister 21.1.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday expressed his confidence that Goa will attain the status of ‘100 per cent open defecation free’ by October 2018. “The Chief Minister (Manohar Parrikar) is on record and told us that Goa is going to be declared 100 per ...
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Bus fare hike sets off a chain of protests across T.N. 21.1.2018 Hindu: Chennai
People take to the streets in many cities; any comparison with other States unfair given the poor condition of the buses, say commuters
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State will be able to get more investments at Davos: Naidu 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Tight schedule awaits CM at the WEF conference
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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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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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Arunachal CM Pema Khandu thanks Centre for including Itanagar in Smart City list 20.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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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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Itanagar included in Smart Cities list 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Itanagar included in Smart Cities list
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Smart Cities list: Three from Uttar Pradesh among nine new entries 20.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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National Urban Policy: Single policy for multiple states 20.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Silvassa, Erode among 9 new Smart Cities 20.1.2018 The Tribune

New Delhi, January 19

Silvassa in Dadra and Nagar Haveli has topped the list of nine cities chosen in the fourth round of the National Smart Cities Challenge, said Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri here today.

The other eight cities selected in the challenge are Erode (Tamil Nadu), Diu (Daman and Diu), Biharsharif (Bihar); Bareilly, Moradabad and Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) and Kavaratti (Lakshwadeep).

Previously, 20 cities were selected in January 2016, 13 in May 2016, 27 in September 2016 and 30 cities in June 2017.

With nine new cities, the total number of Smart Cities has gone up to 99.

Addressing a press conference, the minister said the winning cities had improved the quality of their Smart City proposals by 19 per cent to become eligible for selection. Each city has developed a unique vision and has selected an area that will be developed as a lighthouse, to be replicated by the city. — TNS

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Geared up to take on challenges 20.1.2018 tribuneindia.com
Yadupati Singhania The Indian cement industry, which is the second largest producer of cement globally, has added 110 million tonnes by way of capacity in the past five years. FY 2017-18 was a relatively tough year for the industry, with growth coming in at a muted low single digit. The most obvious cause of this was the slowdown in the housing sector, which consumes about 65 per cent of India’s total cement production. FY 2017-18 was also the year of challenges as the ban on sand mining, and use of pet coke diminished market concentration of industry leaders. Cost vs demand The cost of cement is about 10-12 per cent (approx.) of the total construction cost, the cost of steel is about 15-20 per cent (approx.) of the total construction cost, and other materials account for 25-30 per cent of the total construction cost. Thus, increase in the cost of these will have enormous impact on the construction sector.  The recent mining restriction, the doubling of prices, along with further hike in input costs is ...
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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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Experts call for private sector participation to develop infrastructure 19.1.2018 HBL: Home
Terming India’s fiscal situation as serious, corporates and experts have called for prudence to cut deficit without reducing spending on the infrastructure sector. At a time when 40 per cent of the go...
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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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Govt plans liveability index of 116 cities 19.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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9 more cities including three in UP added to Smart Cities Mission, total now 99 19.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
Three cities of Uttar Pradesh are among nine chosen in the latest round of the Centre's flagship Smart Cities Mission, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister 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. An equal amount, on matching basis, will have to be contributed by the state or urban local bodies. 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 Lakshadweep and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. Shillong will be the 100th city provided it submit its proposal to the Centre in next three months, a senior official said. The nine cities were selected from 15 cities that had submitted their proposals to the ministry, the official said. Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, Ghaziabad, Rampur and Rae Bareli were ...
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Smart City Mission: 3 Uttar Pradash cities among 9 added, total now at 99 19.1.2018 Latest News
Under the scheme, each city will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre for implementing various projects
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