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August 2015

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The NDMC is coming up with a Rs 500-crore “Smart Grid” project aimed at reducing losses through better power distribution and checking thefts and faults in transmission.”We are coming up with a Smart Grid project to improve power distribution in areas under NDMC’s jurisdiction.”The project, a part of the smart …
Digital-India

There is need to focus on strengthening of e-Governance, an important pillar of the Government of India’s “Digital India” campaign so as to digitally empower the administrative and Governance process for providing Citizen Centric Services. This was stated by Shri Devendra Chaudhury, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances …
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Government of India will replace all street lights of the country with LED bulbs in next 24 months. This is in line with the Ministry’s motto of providing energy efficiency and dependable energy in the country. Under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme efforts are being made to replace all domestic bulbs …
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Within two months of the launch of the Housing for All (Urban) Mission, 15 States have signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation committing themselves to implement six mandatory reforms essential for making a success of the housing mission in urban areas. 305 …
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There are about 12 crore people in the country who will be the direct beneficiaries of the Smart City project.The total population of these proposed 98 Smart Cities is about 12 crore accounting for 35 per cent of country’s total urban population as per the 2011 census, Urban Development Minister …
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Real estate industry recently hailed the announcement of 98 Smart Cities, but said the government should aggressively focus on effective implementation of these projects to stimulate economic growth and improve quality of urban life.The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) also demanded that the private sector should …
Susma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj recently left for home after holding talks with her German counterpart on a range of bilateral issues and reviewed proposals including a USD 1 billion commitment from Germany for an ambitious solar power venture in India.Swaraj and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeir held wide-ranging talks …
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With the Centre releasing the list of 98 cities selected for the Rs 48,000-crore Smart City project, experts today highlighted the need to transform the governance structure at the city level for a sustainable transformation and offer services essential for urban living. “Selection of smart cities is a first step. …
Rae Bareli Missed Out

Rae Bareli, the Nehru-Gandhi family bastion, missed being included in the list of places to be developed as ‘Smart Cities’ which was released on Thursday, thanks to lack of adequate “information” from Uttar Pradesh government. Under the proposal to develop 100 Smart Cities across the country, respective state governments were …
Smart-Cities project

The Centre recently announced the names of 98 cities selected for the Modi government’s flagship Smart Cities project, but Mumbai, Bengaluru and Patna don’t figure in the list.The names of the cities selected for the Rs 48,000 crore Smart Cities project was released by the Centre pending a nomination each …