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  • Shri Venkaiah Naidu Thanks Shri Amitabh Bachchan for Agreeing to Promote `City Compost` Jul 15, 2016 06:44 PM IST

    Shri Venkaiah Naidu Thanks Shri Amitabh Bachchan for Agreeing to Promote `City Compost`

    As an extension of the efforts undertaken by Ministry of Urban Development to encourage processing of solid waste, Shri Venkaiah Naidu today spoke to ...

  • Govt to clean 10 iconic places under Swachh Bharat Mission Jul 08, 2016 02:30 PM IST

    Govt to clean 10 iconic places under Swachh Bharat Mission

    Government will carry out a drive to clean ten iconic places in the country, including Taj Mahal, Vaishno Devi temple and Ajmer Sharif, as part of a pilot project under the Swachh Bharat mission, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on July 8

  • Building loos, smart cities, houses: A ministry with hands full Jun 01, 2016 05:45 PM IST

    Building loos, smart cities, houses: A ministry with hands full

    In the two years since the BJP-led government came to office, the Ministry of Urban Development has an ambitious to-do list: Smart Cities Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission and Housing for All. With a huge outlay of investment and long gestational periods, it will be a while before any of these projects will see significant progress.

  • Rs 1,917 crore collected under Swachh Bharat Cess Feb 26, 2016 07:04 PM IST

    Rs 1,917 crore collected under Swachh Bharat Cess

    The Swachh Bharat Cess in a non-lapsable fund. The cess is imposed at the rate of 0.5 per cent.

  • Over 4.25L houses sanctioned under 'housing for all': Prez Feb 23, 2016 05:46 PM IST

    Over 4.25L houses sanctioned under 'housing for all': Prez

    Launched in June last year, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana seeks to accomplish the construction of about two crore houses in the next six years to benefit primarily slum dwellers, urban poor and those belonging to economically weaker sections and lower income groups.

  • Govt asks banks to pitch in to make India open defecation free Feb 09, 2016 04:56 PM IST

    Govt asks banks to pitch in to make India open defecation free

    Finance Ministry has included water and sanitation as new fields for priority sector lending by commercial banks.

  • Urban infra sector offers Rs 73 lakh crore for private players Feb 04, 2016 09:57 PM IST

    Urban infra sector offers Rs 73 lakh crore for private players

    Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu elaborated on this investment potential while speaking on "Current status, Outlook and Investment opportunities in developing urban infrastructure" at the India Investment Summit organised here.

  • World Bank approves $1.5 bn to support clean India campaign Dec 16, 2015 10:24 AM IST

    World Bank approves $1.5 bn to support clean India campaign

    As per World Bank statistics, of the 2.4 billion people who lack access to improved sanitation globally, more than 750 million live in India, with 80 percent living in rural areas.

  • Govt seeks Parliament nod to spend additional Rs 56,256 cr Dec 11, 2015 06:15 PM IST

    Govt seeks Parliament nod to spend additional Rs 56,256 cr

    The supplementary demands have also earmarked an additional Rs 5,735.4 crore for "meeting expenditure towards increased rate of relief on pensions and growth in pensions" for retired defence personnel.

  • Swachh Bharat partnership with India one of the best: Gates Dec 04, 2015 03:54 PM IST

    Swachh Bharat partnership with India one of the best: Gates

    The foundation had signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the UD Ministry to promote sanitation services in January this year. Naidu informed Gates that "after a slow start, all the states are now becoming pro-active to ensure cleanliness following huge enthusiasm generated among the public about sanitation in urban areas

  • Nearly 95 lakh toilets built in 1st yr of 'Swachh Bharat' Oct 07, 2015 07:44 PM IST

    Nearly 95 lakh toilets built in 1st yr of 'Swachh Bharat'

    Launching a coffee-table book on 'sanitation champions' from different parts of the country, the Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Sanitation and Drinking Water said that many states were doing exceptionally well in setting up toilets in rural areas and they were likely to achieve targets in the next 1-2 years.

  • Levy cess on telecom, petrol for Swachh Bharat: CMs' panel Sep 23, 2015 05:30 PM IST

    Levy cess on telecom, petrol for Swachh Bharat: CMs' panel

    The panel has also pitched for viability gap funding, tax exemptions and separate tariff for waste-to-energy and compost projects.

  • National Summit and Exhibition on Water, Waste Water Treatment & Solid Waste Management to take Place in New Delhi Sep 22, 2015 11:34 AM IST

    National Summit and Exhibition on Water, Waste Water Treatment & Solid Waste Management to take Place in New Delhi

    Support from UN Habitat, TERI, leading Municipal Corporations and environmental bodies point to the urgency of adoption of sustainable solutions in India

  • Bihar govt not 'properly' implementing centre schemes: Min Aug 28, 2015 08:39 PM IST

    Bihar govt not 'properly' implementing centre schemes: Min

    The Union Urban Development Minister said for Swachh Bharat Mission out of the total Central outlay of Rs 405.84 crore for Bihar, Rs 37.72 crore was released for 2014-15 for various components under the mission but the state government has not sent the utilisation certificate.

  • Cities raising Rs 50 cr to be chosen for 'Smart City' proj Jul 03, 2015 12:09 PM IST

    Cities raising Rs 50 cr to be chosen for 'Smart City' proj

    The proposal is in process and is expected to be approved in the next state Cabinet meeting after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis returns to Mumbai from his US tour.

  • Centre's guidelines awaited for Smart City project May 22, 2015 03:52 PM IST

    Centre's guidelines awaited for Smart City project

    The Union government has planned to develop 100 smart cities. The principal concept behind the smart city would be that offices, hospitals, schools and markets should be at a distance that can be reached within a maximum of 30 minutes.

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