Smart City, Amrut, Swachh Bharat moving at slow pace, says finance ministry official

Dr Kumar V Pratap, Joint Secretary (Infrastructure, Policy and Finance), Ministry of Finance, also pointed out that the “own revenues” of urban local bodies in India, as a percent of GDP, is less than one per cent.

Better city planning: E-governance, efficient public transport a must

Niti Aayog, in the draft of its 3-year action plan, has suggested steps such as creating adequate living and office space, preventing slum creation, building new cities for increased urbanisation and improved quality of urban life


In a first, Andhra Pradesh set to have open defecation free urban spaces

As against a target of construction of 1,94,336 individual household toilets in urban areas of AP, work has started in respect of 1,53,779 and construction of 1,04,732 toilets has already been completed, the release by Urban Development Ministry said.

In 4 months, projects for 272 cities cleared under AMRUT

Most of the projects are for ensuring universal water supply and sewage connections, since the mission focuses primarily on these two areas.

Maharashtra govt proposes 43 cities for AMRUT project

The major paramters of the project is to provide every household in these cities basic amenities, water supply, sewerage, infrastructure, rainharvesting projects and others.

PMC to undertake Rs 935-crore project to resolve water crisis

To resolve its water woes, the PMC has prepared a master plan with an estimated cost of Rs 2,800 crore.


In pipeline, a plan to privatise water supply in cities

Special emphasis would be on implementing the model in the 100 Smart Cities and 500 cities chosen for infrastructure augmentation under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

Investment challenge: Smart cities need smart funding options

Given the enormity of the fund requirements, the government has to look for various sources for funding the Smart Cities Mission and other urban projects

Growth blueprint within walking distance

The new policy for Delhi paves the way for vertical growth around mass rapid transit systems like the Metro and the Bus Rapid Transit system.

Asked for 6 smart cities, got 7 AMRUT schemes, rues Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

The Assam government had proposed Guwahati, Jorhat, Golaghat, Silchar, Tezpur and Tinsukia for inclusion in Modi’s smart city list.