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Leh to get Smart City tag, Centre pushing Development Schemes

Leh, the headquarter of the newly formed Union Territory could be the next city to get the Smart City tag as per indications from the Central government, as the latter will soon roll out infrastructure and urban development projects to emphasis quick transformations.

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100 Smart Cities to appoint Chief Data Officers

Almost all the 100 cities enrolled as Smart City have submitted their self-assessments to the ministry and over Rs 13,000-crore worth of IT and digitisation tenders have been put out so far.

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MoHUA grants Rs 26 cr as Central incentive to GHMC

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has agreed to extend financial incentives to city Urban Local Bodies for issuing municipal bonds for the year 2019-20 also.

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MoHUA instructs ULB’s to Restore at Least One Water Bodies

In an official statement issued by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, the authority emphasizes that “every city must initiate action to revive at least one water body during Jal Shakti Abhiyan.”

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"Smart Cities are not built overnight. We are in for the long haul."

After putting Pune as a model city on the forefront of the Government’s Smart City Mission, Kunal Kumar has embarked on the new role of Mission Director, Smart Cities, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and is sparing no effort in making the mission a successful one. In an exclusive interview with Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities, Kumar talks about how the humble beginning has been made, the fundamental challenges and the role of technology in making the lives of citizens easy. Excerpts from the interview:-

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Empowered committee to resolve homebuyers issues at the earliest: Hardeep Singh Puri

Puri said that the empowered committee had held its first meeting regarding the issues of home buyers in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway areas on June 25.

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“Safe and Smart Cities Is No Longer A Choice, It Is An Imperative”, Puri

Speaking at BW Businessworld Smart & Safe Cities Conclave in New Delhi recently, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs said, “Building smart and safe is no longer a natural choice for us, it is an imperative. Urbanization in India is taking place at a very fast and worrying pace. There is no point in lamenting that pace because urbanization will take place. Already 65 per cent of our GDP comes from the urban spaces, more than 90 per cent of our tax returns come from urban areas. 17 per cent of Indian population was living in urban spaces in 1947, by 2030 we will have 600 million Indians living in urban spaces.”

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Rs. 2.04 lakh crore to be allocated under the Smart Cities Mission to meet the rising demand of urbanisation- Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

The Mission aims to undertake a complete urban transformation to meet the demands of more than 50% of the population which is expected to reside in cities by 2050.

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Smart Cities In Gujarat: Sincere Efforts Towards Urbanization

Ahmedabad Smart City has been working on various key projects like Integrated Command & Control Centre which has been rolled out for the better of citizens while the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) & Janmitra App have also been launched.

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Puri announces annual assessment of Livability Index for 116 Indian cities

Puri had last month announced the commencement of the country’s first-ever ‘Liability Index’ to rank 116 cities which include the identified Smart Cities and few more cities with a population of over 1 million.

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