The Urban Development, Housing Urban Poverty Alleviation & Information and Broadcasting Minister was speaking at the inaugural session of the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) in Kota.
"The Centre is formulating a new Metro Rail policy to enable innovative finance such as land value capture, transit- oriented development for new Metro Rail projects," he said.
The government told the Lok Sabha that an agreement was inked between NBCC and Mauritius government to develop the social housing project at Dagotiere and Mare Tabac in Mauritius. The pact was signed last month.
The move comes a day after the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) held a meeting with private real estate developers with a focus to remove "bottlenecks" to ensure private sector participation in the government's ambitious 'Housing-for-all by 2022' programme.
Taking a dig at political rivals for finding fault with voting machines used in recently held UP polls, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today quipped that some people are attributing the electoral losses to EVMs or "Every Vote Modi".
Addressing the realtors’ apex body CREDAI Conclave, Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, on March 6, 2017, expressed concern over the skyrocketing land prices in some cities and said it R
Naidu, who is also the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, also asked states to waive stamp duty for affordable housing projects and rationalise it for others.
The NSDC and New Delhi Municipal Council Smart City Limited today signed a pact to boost skill development under the Smart Cities Mission.
The Urban Development Ministry has proposed a six-fold increase in 'reform incentive fund' to over Rs 3,000 crore annually over the next three years to push implementation of various schemes in the urban sector.
"The workshop, in association with Rocky Mountain Institute, an international non-profit organisation, will explore technologies and business models to help India leapfrog traditional approaches to passenger mobility and transportation," a government statement said.
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today admitted that ruling BJP failed to take the positives of demonetisation to the masses fully.
"Several views have been presented on demonetisation, it may have caused initial discomfort or loss to public but will reap benefits in longer run. It is like a bitter pill for long term ill," Naidu said.
The government today expressed disappointment over not a single proposal coming from private builders for low-cost homes and asked realty firms to promote affordable housing that has been given infra status recently.
Urban development minister, M Venkaiah Naidu on February 7, 2017, said that the government‘s â€˜Smart Cities‘ mission, has brought about a paradigm shift, wherein cities approach the challenges differently, rather than doing different things. R
Taking a jibe on commentators who cast doubts on benefits to government from demonetisation as Rs 15 lakh crore have come back into the system, Naidu said this will lead to more people coming under the tax net.
"Cities in the past were built on riverbanks. They are now built along highways. But in the future, they will be built based on availability of optical fibre networks and next-generation infrastructure.
Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, on January 17, 2017, asked all states to implement the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, at the earliest. Describing it as one of R
Terming as "historic moment" the signing of MoU, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said in the last two years many development proposals of AIIMS have turned into reality.
PSU lender Andhra Bank today announced the launch of a new initiative for cashless transactions through mobile phones for which only the Aadhar number is required.
Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the BJP state council meeting here on January 18.
The addition of 40 new cities will take the total Smart Cities to 100. Since January last year, the government has announced three lists of smart cities which will get Rs 200 crore for improving their infrastructure.
Stating that Congress did not have the "guts" to implement demonetisation during its tenure, he said the Opposition just wants to make "false allegation" and is not ready for a discussion on the issue in Parliament.
Terming demonetisation of high value bills as a "historic decision" by Narendra Modi, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the Prime Minister's focus is to help the poor even as he indicated lower interest rate regime in future.
Good governance is the key to ensure that gains of urban development reaches all, and in making the cities resilient and sustainable, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today.
"The Prime Minister, except when he was out, is in Parliament every day. He is the first man to come to the Parliament and the last man to go. He is sitting in his room and watching all that is happening. As and when there is a request, he comes to the House," Naidu said.