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  • Govt releases revised protocol of rating garbage-free cities Dec 24, 2021 11:03 PM IST

    Govt releases revised protocol of rating garbage-free cities

    The ministry said in a statement that after seeing the impact star rating certification has made to improve on-ground waste management scenario of the cities, the release of funds has been made conditional, subject to an urban local body (ULB) achieving at least 1-star certification.

  • FinMin reviews Capex plan of urban development, railways ministries Nov 03, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    FinMin reviews Capex plan of urban development, railways ministries

    Economic Affairs Secretary Ajay Seth and senior officials of these two ministries were present in the meeting.

  • India’s home rental programme for migrant workers needs more nuance and ambition Aug 15, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    India’s home rental programme for migrant workers needs more nuance and ambition

    The affordable housing rental complex (AHRC) scheme acknowledges the needs of mobile workers who spend short periods of time in the city and do not seek permanent housing. Applying what we know about migrant work and the development sector will help India to realise AHRC's potential.

  • Commerce Ministry, urban affairs ministries to work on logistics planning in cities Jan 20, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    Commerce Ministry, urban affairs ministries to work on logistics planning in cities

    The decision was taken during the National Conference with States on Logistics on Tuesday to initiate a consultative and collaborative framework for the central and state governments to work in a coordinated manner in the logistic sector.

  • Unlock 4.0: Check out the new rules for travelling in Metro trains Sep 02, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    Unlock 4.0: Check out the new rules for travelling in Metro trains

    ​Wearing of face mask will be mandatory for all passengers and staff. Metro rail corporations to make arrangements for supply of masks on payment basis to the persons arriving without a mask.

  • All public servants considered for govt housing whether they have own house or not: Centre to Delhi HC Jul 31, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    All public servants considered for govt housing whether they have own house or not: Centre to Delhi HC

    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs told a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan that under the Central Government General Pool Residential Accommodation (CGGPRA) Rules 2017 every public servant seeking government housing needs to disclose whether they or any of their family members own a home at the place of duty.

  • 'Timelines for housing projects extended to ensure flats delivery' Jun 24, 2020 09:10 PM IST

    'Timelines for housing projects extended to ensure flats delivery'

    "Due to COVID-19, the work of ongoing real estate projects has halted," the PMO said in response to a petition by Samachar Foundation Director B N Kumar.

  • Fitch revises outlook on Housing and Urban Development Corporation to negative from stable Jun 24, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    Fitch revises outlook on Housing and Urban Development Corporation to negative from stable

    HUDCO is a policy institution that provides housing finance and non-commercial urban infrastructure financing. It is regulated by the National Housing Bank (NHB) and is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

  • Centre issues advisory to states on extending RERA deadline for projects May 14, 2020 12:49 PM IST

    Centre issues advisory to states on extending RERA deadline for projects

    Acting on the central advisory, Rajasthan Real Estate Regulatory Authority extends deadline for projects by a year.

  • Model Tenancy Act 2019 unlikely to go the RERA way: Housing ministry Jul 24, 2019 06:14 PM IST

    Model Tenancy Act 2019 unlikely to go the RERA way: Housing ministry

    All states, including West Bengal, have already given their commitment by signing an MoU from PMAY-U under which in the event the Centre comes up with the Model Tenancy Act, the states would either have to enact the same Act or align it with their existing rental laws

  • 4 cities from Maharashtra among top cities in Ease of Living Index; Delhi ranked 65 Aug 13, 2018 06:54 PM IST

    4 cities from Maharashtra among top cities in Ease of Living Index; Delhi ranked 65

    Gurgaon has been ranked 88 and Ghaziabad 46. Kolkata was not part of the report.

  • Swachh Survekshan Survey: World’s largest cleanliness evaluation drive starts pan-India today Jan 05, 2018 11:59 AM IST

    Swachh Survekshan Survey: World’s largest cleanliness evaluation drive starts pan-India today

    All 4041 cities and towns of the country will be rated and ranked on the basis of many factors of sanitation and hygiene, by the surveyors.

  • Govt approves 5.4 lakh more urban houses under central scheme Dec 29, 2017 09:30 AM IST

    Govt approves 5.4 lakh more urban houses under central scheme

    The construction of houses entails an investment of Rs 31,003 crore. The central assistance will be to the tune of Rs 8,107 crore, the release said.

  • Committed to interest of home buyers: Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Nov 27, 2017 05:56 PM IST

    Committed to interest of home buyers: Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs

    Delhi Metro ridership will go up provided there is safety, reliability and predictability, said Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs.

  • From diplomacy to governance: Hardeep Singh Puri's journey to MoS Housing and Urban Affairs Sep 03, 2017 09:28 PM IST

    From diplomacy to governance: Hardeep Singh Puri's journey to MoS Housing and Urban Affairs

    Hardeep Singh Puri has served in Brazil, Japan and UK and was India’s representative to the UN under UPA. He joined BJP in 2014.

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