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Govt grants Infra status to affordable housing to ensure lower borrowing rates.

The move has been taken to ensure lower borrowing rates, tax concessions & increased flow of foreign & private capital, said Minister of State of Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday..

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“Housing for All by 2022” gets a boost with dedicated affordable housing fund

Going forward we would like the Government to look into pressing issues that have been highlighted by industry bodies at regular intervals. GST and stamp duty issues must be addressed at the earliest.

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Ahead of the election year, a pro-people budget with development agenda

Whether there will be on-ground action in renewal and development of cities, uptake of infrastructure funds, implementation of railway safety initiatives, or development of industrial corridors, in absence of a follow on mechanism, is yet to be seen.

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Puri announces 9 new cities under Smart Cities Mission, Silvassa tops the list

9 smart cities to have approximately 409 projects with an investment of Rs. 12824 crores. Silvassa emerges as winner taking the total number of cities to 99 so far with total proposed investment of Rs. 2, 03979.

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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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