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Urban development


Welfare of the urban poor cannot be an afterthought in economic growth plans

July 08, 2022 8:58 am

Amarjeet Sinha writes: The time has come to enforce minimum wages. Master Plans must factor in the housing and welfare needs of the working class.

A clean, green future for Indian cities

June 09, 2021 9:01 am

Hardeep Singh Puri writes: A progressive track of urban development while keeping sustainability, disaster risk resilience and community building at its core has been the guiding principle for urban development during the last seven years of the Modi government

No jamun trees uprooted in Central Vista Avenue revamp, few trees to be transplanted: Puri

May 08, 2021 9:20 pm

The Central government has been facing a lot of criticism from the Opposition for executing the Central Vista redevelopment project amid the worsening situation in country from COVID-19 pandemic.

Urban development for the economically weaker section is less than 15 per cent, says Ranjit Sabikhi

May 19, 2020 10:00 am

The Delhi-based architect and urban designer speaks about cross subsidies for the urban poor to have a right to the city, his latest book that delves into the faultlines of urban planning and public spaces in a Covid landscape

Before Mumbai’s new Development Plan is formally approved, FSI projections go awry

January 17, 2018 5:27 am

Proposed plan caps permissible FSI at 2, but CM Fadnavis has said will raise it up to 2.5 or more.

The smart men for smart cities

February 16, 2016 12:10 am

They spent their lives studying phenomena that define how we live today

Don’t mess with Delhi’s urban history, appeal conservationists

October 15, 2015 1:52 am

Plans to redraw Lutyens Bungalow Zone faces stringent opposition

UP city commissioners, town planners get urban development lessons from Ahmedabad

September 11, 2015 8:47 pm

"Solid waste management is a challenge for us and providing water supply 24/7 and street light monitoring system is something we would like to emulate from Ahmedabad," said S P Shahi.

Smart Cities projectFrom France to US, a rush to offer assistance, funds

July 12, 2015 3:20 am

Private investments to account for 80% of estimated spending.

Installation, licensing of elevators under HC scanner

May 22, 2015 12:00 am

The Principal Secretary has been given time till August 5 to file a counter affidavit.


SC directs RBI to submit loan defaulters list

February 16, 2016 1:05 pm

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): After the hearing of a public-interest litigation (PIL) against public sector organisation Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO), lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday informed that the Supreme Court has directed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to submit details of all the private companies who have more than Rs 500 crore in outstanding dues. The state-owned HUDCO is mandated with building affordable housing and carrying out urban development.

Mysuru is India's cleanest city

February 15, 2016 1:38 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced top ten cities in the order of merit as per the Swachh Sarvekshan commissioned across 75 cities. This is to promote a healthy spirit of competition among the cities. He announced Mysore, Karnataka, as the cleanest city in the country and the other nine cities were Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli, New Delhi Municipal Council, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Rajkot, Gangtok, Pimpri Chindwad, and Greater Mumbai. Cities with over 10 lakh population were surveyed to check how clean or filthy they were. The Swachh Sarvekshan website has been launched.

Politicians, Nobel Laureate hail Bose files declassification

January 23, 2016 3:31 pm

New Delhi/Kolkata, Jan 23 (ANI): Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo said he did not understand why these documents were hidden from the public for so long. He exclaimed that this is a great beginning and interesting things are coming to the forefront. He added that he is thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for carrying out declassification of files. Supporting the declassification, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said Congress also demanded declassification of files and there is no question of being embarrassed. He also said that both Congress and Subhas Chandra Bose's aim was to free India. The party has no problem with it. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen said that there is hardly any mystery. He added that Netaji's vision of equity and justice is badly needed in all spheres of life. Expressing interest in the files declassified by the Centre, he said it was more important to debate Netaji's life and work than his death.

MP CM receives Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship

January 13, 2016 12:23 pm

Singapore, Jan 13 (ANI): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Chairman of Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship Eddie Teo in Singaporeon Wednesday. CM Singh said that the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy has given fellowship to him. He added that he received this honour not only because of his achievement but also his team’s effort. Singh further stated that he held discussions with S. Iswaran regarding investment opportunities in food processing industry, Renewal Energy and Urban Development investment in Madhya Pradesh.