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‘URBAN RENEWAL SCHEMES KEY TO INDIA’S TRANSFORMATION’

Hardeep Singh Puri is a distinguished former diplomat. Many people were surprised when he was chosen to head the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. But, Puri has a number of plans, and he is proceeding at a breakneck speed to implement PM Narendra Modi’s flagship programmes. Excerpts from a conversation with BW Smart Cities’ Suman K Jha.

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Hyderabad Civic Body To Raise Funds Through Bonds

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will soon be among the cities raising funds through bonds, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said today.

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‘Technologies Can Also Be Manipulated’

"When much is talked about social media, technology, it come with own set of challenges. Unfortunately in this environment, every resources can also be detriment and can be used against us."

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Urban Affairs Minister Asks DMRC To Increase Metro Train Frequency

The government will take more measures to promote urban public transport

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From City of Ghats to a Smart City

Varanasi which is among the oldest cities in India famous for its Hundreds of Ghats, Temples and Kala Bhawan is set to be developed as Smart City. Government has already moved a budget of 321 Crores for development of Varanasi as Smart City.

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Dahej to have India's first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology

The Union minister also said that the Centre was ready to provide a helping hand to make Dahej PCPIR a success. The Centre had approved setting up of four PCPIRs in the states of Andhra Pradesh (Vishakhapatanam-Kakinada), Gujarat (Dahej), Odisha (Paradeep) and Tamil Nadu (Cuddalore-Nagapattinam)

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Solid Waste Management Bigger Concern Than Toilets: Minister

The Ministry has earlier this week approved a Rs.300 cr action plan for procuring modern equipment and systems for making a visible impact on solid waste management by which 670 ton per day waste processing capacity would be created by the end of December this year.

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Govt Launches Smart City Contest

The government has announced Rs 50-lakh prize money for the winners of the contest, Best performers in each category will be awarded Rs 5 lakh each.

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J&K Orders constitution of SPV'S for Smart Cities

According to the order the Registered Office of Jammu Smart City Limited shall be headquartered at Jammu Municipal Corporation, Town Hall, Jammu and that of Srinagar Smart City Limited at Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Karan Nagar, Srinagar.

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Maha Govt To Fund 18 stalled JNNURM Projects

The quantum of funds, which the Centre was supposed to provide for the projects, will now be provided by the state and local governing bodies for the completion of these 18 stalled projects

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