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French experts to take part in Smart City workshop 21.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Boulevard comprising the French and Tamil town to get a makeover
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AMC set to become 1st urban local body to issue green bonds 21.1.2018 DNA: India
After a year's wait for the central government nod to issue tax-free bonds, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is finally set to issue green bonds, reportedly the first Urban Local Body (ULB) to issue such bonds in the country. The civic body has been exploring new ways to raise money through the market, eyeing international investors as well. In his draft budget for the 2018-19 fiscal, civic chief Mukesh Kumar has proposed to issue green bonds worth Rs 200 crore. Green bonds are expected to bring a solution to the issue of Pirana garbage dump as AMC may utilise the money raised from selling the bonds to initiate bio-mining of the garbage hill. The money raised from green bonds is primarily utilised for projects in sanitation, cleanliness and waste recycling. "We will now carry out all the paper work required to issue green bonds and then send our proposal to the state government, followed by the Ministry of Urban Development and then to the Ministry of Finance," said Amish Shah, chief accountant of ...
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Sacred Heart Church saving water to celebrate 125th year 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Arecanut growers Melwyn and Harish in Moodayuru village are now happy campers. They need not pump water to their plantations from wells this summer, thanks to a bund built across Artila Halla (a rivul...
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Minorities commission awaits moving to new premises 20.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Secretariat and a part of HMWSSB building identified as potential office spaces to move into
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Civic body seeks sites for bus bays 20.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
GHMC has identified 55 locations for the first phase
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Changed façade 20.1.2018 Hindu: Vijayawada
Though nothing much has changed for the nine surviving gang-rape victims in the last 11 years, Vakapalli has changed a lot.In 2007, when the incident occurred, the village was not connected by road an...
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No new taxes in AMC's Rs6,550 cr draft budget 20.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
Ahmedabad civic chief Mukesh Kumar presented on Friday the draft budget worth Rs 6,500 crore for the 2018-19 fiscal. No increase in taxes has been introduced while the main focus has been on seamless traffic management. Briefing media persons on his draft budget, Kumar said the thrust would be on a clean and secure Ahmedabad. "There will be no rise in civic taxes this year. Our main aim is to provide better amenities such as good roads, drainage lines and drinking water supply; 46 per cent allocation will be made for this purpose from the total budget," Kumar said. "We are working on a new parking policy called on-street parking policy. It will have the pay and park facility. A multi-storeyed parking space has been proposed along the SG Highway," the commissioner noted. Jantri may return While the tax burden would remain unchanged, the Jantri-based tax relief has been recalled this year. Jantri is the government document that specifies the market price of land and buildings and the stamp duty is decided ...
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25-fold rise in water tariff; city may not feel the pinch 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Beer, cold drinks likely to get costlier; private townships to be charged five-fold
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Concerted effort to harvest rainwater in Hyderabad 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
1000 structures to be constructed, community resource persons to be roped in to create awareness
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Farmers demand at least three more wettings 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
To save standing paddy crop in double-crop area
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Bellandur ablaze. Again 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Two fires see residents, army and emergency personnel on tenterhooks
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Want to save trees? Check out these biodegradable pencils! 19.1.2018 Hindu: Youth
Edible food colours, fruit flavours and seeds. Here’s how Divya Shetty and Vishnu Vardhan of Coimbatore-based Plantcil are adding fresh flavour to the plant-a-pencil trend
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Pencils that sprout 19.1.2018 Hindu: Youth
Edible food colours, fruit flavours and seeds. Here’s how Divya Shetty and Vishnu Vardhan of Coimbatore-based Plantcil are adding fresh flavour to the plant-a-pencil trend
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Reservoirs drying fast, state to start water cuts 19.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Gujarat government has decided to reduce water supply in cities, towns and villages soon, with the state staring at an imminent water crisis because of the fast-drying reservoirs of the Narmada dam. Of the 4.5 million acre feet (MAF) water allocated from the Narmada river for use in Gujarat, only 1 MAF remains as 3.5 MAF water has already been utilised for drinking, irrigation and industrial purposes. Sixty-six per cent of its population is totally dependent on the Narmada water, Except South Gujarat, the entire state has been depending on the Naramada water, instead of local sources, for the past few years. The state government called an emergency meeting of ministers concerned and senior bureaucrats on Thursday to discuss the issue and decided to soon start water rationing. A senior bureaucrat said, "We are going to direct city and local authorities to impose water cuts in their areas. Cities such as Ahmedabad and Vadodara, which have other sources of water, will be directed to switch to their ...
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Chinchpada residents seek probe into death 19.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Woman fell off bike on waterlogged road
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Mission Bhagiratha work raises only dust 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Use of machines in narrow lanes leaving behind big craters
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Karimnagar has highest number of MI schemes 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Fifth MI census records 3.37% increase in the number of structures
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Low-cost mechanism invented to determine water contamination 18.1.2018 DNA: Evolutions
The mechanism is paper-based
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Govt officials busy passing the buck 18.1.2018 DNA: Opinion
Even as one of the most dense tracts of mangroves at Yari Road is being systematically destroyed despite regular complaints by environmentalists as well as local residents, government authourities seem to be busy passing the buck. Much hue and cry was raised by local residents under the umbrella of Yari Road Bachao in November 2015 after which Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam along with Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray visited the spot following which the BMC Collector’s office began carrying out demolitions of encroachments. Thackeray and Kadam, along with several officials in tow, visited the site a second time to inspect ongoing demolition and were even promised by officials that this land would be cleared. “No one has bothered since. The encroachments began mushrooming few months after the visit and, in two years, more damage has been done than before. Politicians have stopped answering our calls,” said a local resident. Article ...
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Yari Road locals file plaint over burning trash near mangroves 18.1.2018 DNA: India
Residents of Yari Road, who are already up in arms against dumping on mangrove land, on Tuesday registered a police complaint after garbage was set on fire close to the mangroves behind Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) Institute. “A few local residents, including Ashok Singhal, were out for an evening walk when, around 6pm, they saw garbage and trash being set on fire. They alerted the cops as well as fire brigade officials and rushed to the site. They found that several bushes and trees were charred and the fire was close to the mangroves,” said Suneet Gandhi of Yari Road Bachao, a citizens group. He added that it was Singhal who registered an FIR at Versova police station. Vijay Ullal, another resident and member of the group, said it was sad that a place that can be converted into a mangrove park had become a major garbage dump over the years. During winters, several fires are reported and the idea was to clear the bushes, trees as well as mangroves and encroach the land. Meanwhile, ...
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