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‘Large Urban Infrastructure will require massive funding’

"I truly believe that the need and requirement of smart urban solutions, Government’s thrust towards building smart cities and structured financing mechanisms will go a long way in making our cities sustainable, modern, attractive, reliable & technologically advanced."

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Indian Cities Build A Head Of Steam To Become ‘Smart’

Indian cities are expected to play an increasingly important role in shaping the country’s future owing to the heavy rate of migration from rural to urban areas

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India Elected President Of UN-Habitat

On behalf of India, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will preside over the deliberations of the 58-member Governing Council (GC) of the UN-Habitat for the next two years.

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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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Rural Gain Is Urban India's Loss

The Ministry of Urban Development got an allocation of Rs 34,212 crore, marginally up from the last fiscal year

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Rs 3,224 cr sanctioned under AMRUT for Rajasthan: Naidu

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 3,224 crore to Rajasthan under the AMRUT scheme

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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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Process Framework for Service Transformation in Smart Cities

The idea behind the phased implementation of these, with selection of 20 cities is to look at compact areas, create a replicable model which will act like a light house to other aspiring cities (Smart City Guidelines 2015). A macro map of a framework which can be adopted to replicate both the initiatives in multiple cities is outlined in this article

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Private Sector To Play Pivotal Role In Smart Cities: Report

While the country's urban population currently totals around 410 million people (32 per cent of the total population), it is expected to reach 814 million (50 per cent) by 2050

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Centre To Fund Incomplete Projects Of JNURM

Launched in 2015-16, the total allocation for J&K for the AMRUT mission for the period of five years is Rs 744 crore

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