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‘Cities Require New Set Of Workforce’

IPE Global has been partnering governments at central, state and city level across India to help design, operationalize and implement a wide range of urban investment programmes, including AMRUT, SBM and the Smart City Mission. Manish Arora of BW Smartcities in conversation with Richard Slater, Director Research, Development & Learning, IPE Global

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How Smart Villages Could Transform Rural India

Smart Villages are a good way of ensuring rural areas are not left out of the development agenda even as cities boost their infrastructure facilities.

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India To Miss ODF 2019 Target Due To Fund Shortage: Panel

The the Standing Committee on Rural Development in its report noted that reduction or insufficient fund allocation by NITI Aayog and the Finance Ministry would result in missing its target of becoming open defecation free by 2019 "reduction on the target of rural population to be covered with piped water supply."

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Life Cycle Cost An Imperative For Public Procurement

Public procurement can be a key facilitator of India’s small and medium manufacturing sector by providing the necessary demand for its goods.

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Get cases of fraud in PMAY (Urban) scheme probed:Panel to govt

The Standing Committee on Urban Development, in its reports 'Demands for Grants (2017-18)' for HUPA Ministry, noted that a lot of bogus builders/developers are apparently registering and enlisting a lot of consumers for allotment of economic weaker section/ lower income group house in the name of affordable housing scheme under the mission of 'Housing for All by 2022'.

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Time to Bridge The Urban-Rural Divide

Efficient policy and smart implementation can completely change the demography of Indian villages

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‘Action On Ground Begins Now’: Rajiv Gauba

Rajiv Gauba, Secretary in the Union Ministry of Urban Development tells BW Businessworld’s editor-in-chief Anurag Batra that the years 2017 and 2018 would see a lot of action on ground in the realm of smart cities. He says that even though the first few months of the Smart Cities Mission had been consumed by essential basic activities, a very large number of projects in the cities were now ready to take off. Gauba, however, feels that the limited revenues and limited capacity of cities around the country was a big challenge. Excerpts of an exclusive interview:

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Delhi govt set asides Rs 1070 cr for modern markets

Around Rs 800 crore has been earmarked for construction of 70-acre market at Tikri Khampur to decongest the "overcrowded" Azadpur Mandi.

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Delhi govt sets aside Rs 1,600 crore for power subsidy

Under the subsidy programme, in the last two years domestic consumers using up to 400 units of electricity per month are charged at half the rate.

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MOUD to Discuss Reforms With States Tomorrow

The Ministry will discuss a set of five major reforms with states and Union Territories at a ‘National Workshop on Urban Development’

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