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Smart Schools project likely to get delayed 24.4.2018 Hindu: News
Students of five schools the Coimbatore Corporation had chosen for development under the Smart Cities Mission will have to wait longer, it appears. T
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How can a city become a 'smart city'? This is how Tel Aviv did it 23.4.2018 Latest News
To be a smart city is to know your people, know what they want, and know what they need
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What is needed is basic amenities, not Smart Cities: Patkar 22.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai : Social activist Medha Patkar on Saturday said the country needs basic facilities for ordinary
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T. Nagar can hope for 24x7 water supply, better sewage collection 22.4.2018 Hindu: News
Topographical survey, door-to-door consumer audit being conducted
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Diu to soon emerge as Smart City: Rajnath Singh 22.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Union home minister Rajnath Singh has said that Diu is on its way to soon join the league of Smart Cities. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating and laying foundation of various development projects in Diu today, Singh said the tiny UT was selected for Smart Cities Project in the final phase of bidding, and is today on the verge of realising it. “Rs1,400 crores would be spent under the Smart City project, of which the government would contribute Rs 701 crore,” he said. Some of the important projects to be undertaken in Diu include construction of a continuous coastal promenade connecting various places, development of a mobile app for convenience of tourists, setting up of an integrated command and control centre for strengthening security and improving traffic management, development of green transport, seaplane service between Daman and Diu, among others. During his visit, Singh laid foundation stone of various projects including construction of a pile jetty at a cost of Rs 3.77 crore, building on ...
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To boost income, exemption on property tax cancelled 22.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 21 Residents with houses measuring 125 square yard and vacant plots may also have to the pay property tax every year as the state government, in order to improve the economic condition of municipal corporations and to take funds from the Union government under the Amrut scheme, has decided to cancel the relaxation on the property tax given by it so that 100 per cent tax can be recovered. The state government has prepared a draft policy to renew the rates of property tax and will send it to all municipal corporations, municipal councils and panchayats to seek their objections and suggestions. As per the draft policy, around 31,636 owners of houses measuring 125 square yard besides the owners of 24,000 vacant plots will now have to pay property tax every year. It is expected that the MC will recover around Rs 1 crore from around 55,000 residents. It is pertinent to mention that in 2013, when the state government abolished house tax and implemented property tax, it had ...
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Ludhiana Smart City projects review meeting: Just one project takes off in 2 years 20.4.2018 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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Defence, mfg, pharma sectors to boost India, UK investments: UKIBC 20.4.2018 Business | The Asian Age
It said that industry revolution would impact virtually all sectors of the economies of India and the UK.
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ADB’s ratification sought for UGD project bidders 20.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Two companies cleared for executing package-II
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Smart City, Amrut, Swachh Bharat moving at slow pace, says finance ministry official 20.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Two years on, no smart city project complete 20.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 19 Over two years have passed since Central government’s announcement of developing Ludhiana as a smart city, but majority of projects under the mission are still hanging fire. Besides, important projects like construction of public and community toilets under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan are also getting delayed. It is learnt that many projects have been delayed as either the detailed project reports (DPRs) are not ready or due to the participation of single firms in the tendering process. To review the projects under the Smart City Mission, Member of Parliament (MP) Ravneet Singh Bittu held a meeting with officials of the Municipal Corporation (MC) at the Zone D office here on Thursday. Representatives of Ludhiana Smart City Limited also attended the meeting. The projects under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) were also evaluated during the meeting. The MP directed officials concerned to speed up the work to make ...
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Karnal yet to get Rs 200 cr as Smart City fund 20.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, April 19 Karnal is yet to receive its first instalment of Rs 200 crore from the Union government for developing it into a Smart City. It was announced on June 23, 2017, that Karnal was included in the list of cities to be developed as smart cities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to develop Karnal into a Smart City during an Assembly election rally in 2014. Later, it was also reiterated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar several times. As per the claim of the Union Government, Karnal was to get Rs 1,295.81 crore for the development of 720 acres in the city within a period of five years, including Rs 1,061.1 crore for the area based development programme and Rs 149.9 crore for the pan city solution. The government has constituted a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Karnal Smart City Limited and an inter-departmental co-ordination committee has also been constituted for better implementation of the project, but still a lot needs to be done as the project management ...
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Smart City, Amrut, Swacch Bharat moving at a slow pace: Govt official 19.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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France to help make city leader in livability, innovation: Envoy 19.4.2018 The Tribune
The French connection of the City Beautiful continues. From being designed by Le Corbusier to meeting the challenges of the Smart City Mission, Chandigarh is relying on technical support from France to emerge as a leader in livability, sustainability, equality and innovation. In an exclusive interview with The Tribune, a day before he arrives in Chandigarh on Wednesday, the Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler, said the Smart City Mission had spurred Chandigarh to create a new vision for its urban future. Mobility and basic services would be the salient and cross-cutting aspects of this vision. Excerpts from the interview: The decision to help develop three smart cities in India — Chandigarh, Nagpur and Puducherry — was taken during the visit of the then President Francois Hollande in 2016. What parts of the agreements have moved beyond paper? French experts have been travelling regularly to Chandigarh, Delhi, Nagpur and Puducherry for providing technical assistance for the past three years. ...
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Photo exhibition showcases connection between City Beautiful, French agency 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 18 ‘A World in Common’, a photo exhibition celebrating 10 years of partnership between India and French Development Agency (AFD), started on Wednesday at Art Gallery, Alliance Française de Chandigarh. The exhibition highlights the collaboration between the AFD and Indian change-makers on projects that promote sustainability in all its dimensions — social, economic and environmental. From boosting urban dynamism in Kochi to protecting the rich biodiversity of Assam, through lighting Jodhpur’s streets and harnessing the power of the sun and the wind, the stories presented in the exhibition showcase positive solutions that benefit people as well as their environment. In 2016, the AFD started extending technical assistance to support Chandigarh’s programme as a Smart City, contributing to its selection under the Indian Government’s Smart Cities mission. A pool of 35 urban experts, across various disciplines, was made available to the city. Various workshops and training ...
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24x7 drinking water supply move in city shelved, again 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Resistance from the public on water meters one reason
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‘Sweden-ing’ India’s vision for the long-haul economy 18.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Nordic nation makes strong pitch to ramp up investments
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India, Sweden Announce Joint Innovation Partnership 18.4.2018 Central Chronicle
Stockholm, India and Sweden on Tuesday announced the adoption of the Joint Action Plan aimed... more »
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PM Modi takes short walk with Sweden PM in Stockholm 18.4.2018 PTI: All news
PM Modi takes short walk with Sweden PM in Stockholm
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‘Smart City projects set to gather momentum’ 18.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Projects worth ₹380 crore to be tendered by May 31, says Cochin Smart Mission CEO A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish
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