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Bloomberg Philanthropies to partner govt in smart city mission

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Knowledge Partner to the Ministry of Urban Development for the Cities Challenge, will lend its expertise in designing and delivering large scale competitions for cities, as well as its global urban expert network to support the Smart Cities Mission’s success

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Builders' image bad; we'll protect home-buyers: PM

Observing that the image of builders is "bad", Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to protect the home-buyers and said a bill in this regard will be pushed during the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament

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Naidu praises Bhendi Bazaar redevelopment project

The project, that aims to transform Bhendi Bazaar - a congested commercial and residential locality in the heart of Mumbai, was showcased and identified as the 'national best practice project for inner city redevelopment' by the Centre said SBUT

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Cities should get chance to plan their growth: Modi

Private property developers should not decide how a city should grow and the decision should be taken by residents and the city leadership, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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States and UTs to form, approve and execute projects under new urban missions

For the new urban missions, the Central Government has virtually withdrawn from the earlier practice of appraising and sanctioning individual projects, there by ending the scope for subjectivity and discretion

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Criteria for selection of potential smart cities announced

Past track record under JNNURM, service levels, financial strength will decide selection at state level under stage-1 of City Challenge Competition while economic impact of smart city plan, inclusivity, e-governance, citizen participation will decide financing of smart cities under Stage-2

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PM launches Smart Cities, AMRUT and Urban Housing Missions

Stressing on the need for people centric urban planning and development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched three mega urban schemes setting in motion the process of urban transformation to enable better living and drive economic growth

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Global market for smart cities technology to triple by 2019: Report

According to a report by BCC Research, the global market for smart cities technologies will grow from $212.3 billion in 2013 to $668.5 billion in 2019 with ICT playing a vital role in making cities smarter in sustaining quality of life without upsetting the ecological balance

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Punjab govt finalises blueprint for civic works

Punjab government has finalised the proposed blueprint for urban and rural mission which includes work on sewerage, water supply, sewerage treatment plant, cemented streets, and mechanised cleanliness system along with other basic amenities

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AP CM Chandrababu Naidu to unveil e-Pragati project in July

'e-Pragati' will offer 600 services to the citizens of Andhra Pradesh such as Certificate - Less Government System (CLGS), Mana Rashtram, tele-health, e-education, HARITA, e-Mandi, Citizen Inbox, Digital Literacy, e-SHG, Smart City and Smart Grid

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