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Naidu to review progress of urban schemes in NE states

The urban schemes to be reviewed include Prime Minister's Awas Yojana (Urban), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Smart City Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).

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Govt Asked DMRC To Ensure Cleanliness

Rajiv Gauba, Secretary (Urban Development) today reviewed various aspects of functioning of DMRC with Mangu Singh, MD of DMRC and other senior officers.

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Safe Drinking Water For The Indian Cities

Access of safe drinking water remains a challenge for urban India. Depleting ground water, lack of proper rain water harvesting and rising contamination in the ground water is posing fresh challenge for the Indian cities, especially in low-income or resettlement colonies, which are struggling to get safe and affordable water. While affluent class depend on the water purifier or the bottled water, millions are still dependent on piped water access and other unreliable water sources. Piramal Sarvajal, is an initiative under the aegis of Piramal Foundation, to provide safe drinking water to all. Anuj Sharma, COO, Piramal Sarvajal shares his thoughts with BW SmartCities

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Metro Rail: Is Privatisation the Way Forward?

Government has opened doors for privatisation of metro rails. Can it help the metro rail to become a viable transport option? Anuradha Shukla examines the challenges

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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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MouD Approved Rs.16.27 cr for Dwarka under Hriday Scheme

Darshan Circuit works to be taken up include development of streets and pedestrian pathways, laying of cycle tracks along beach side, plantation, provision of benches, resting spaces, changing rooms, drinking water and toilet facilities, craft and food bazar, signages, LED lighting, plazas for vending spaces etc.

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MOUD Offers Fitness Centre for Its Employees

Set up with financial support from the Department of Personnel and Training, the gymnasium is equipped with two treadmills, one recumbent bike, two cross trainers, one multi-gym, a flat bench, an inclined bench and dump bell sets. The facilities will be further expanded in due course.

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East Kidwai Nagar project should be replicated in cities: Naidu

Describing the East Kidwai Nagar project as a role model for redevelopment, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the Rs 5,298 crore project should be replicated at other places for development of cities.

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Gangtok awarded 'Cleanest Tourist Destination'

Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, has been named as the 'Cleanest City Destination' by the Union Ministry of Tourism.

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PM to inaugurate India Sanitation Conference Today

Ahead of the second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a day-long India Sanitation Conference -- INDOSAN -- today to take stock of the progress under the mission.

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