Jul 15, 2016 06:44 PM IST
As an extension of the efforts undertaken by Ministry of Urban Development to encourage processing of solid waste, Shri Venkaiah Naidu today spoke to ...
- Jul 08, 2016 02:30 PM IST
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
- Jun 01, 2016 05:45 PM IST
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.
- Feb 26, 2016 07:04 PM IST
The Swachh Bharat Cess in a non-lapsable fund. The cess is imposed at the rate of 0.5 per cent.
- Feb 23, 2016 05:46 PM IST
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.
- Feb 09, 2016 04:56 PM IST
Finance Ministry has included water and sanitation as new fields for priority sector lending by commercial banks.
- Feb 04, 2016 09:57 PM IST
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.
- Dec 16, 2015 10:24 AM IST
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.
- Dec 11, 2015 06:15 PM IST
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.
- Dec 04, 2015 03:54 PM IST
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
- Oct 07, 2015 07:44 PM IST
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.
- Sep 23, 2015 05:30 PM IST
The panel has also pitched for viability gap funding, tax exemptions and separate tariff for waste-to-energy and compost projects.
- Sep 22, 2015 11:34 AM IST
Support from UN Habitat, TERI, leading Municipal Corporations and environmental bodies point to the urgency of adoption of sustainable solutions in India
- Aug 28, 2015 08:39 PM IST
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.
- Jul 03, 2015 12:09 PM IST
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.
- May 22, 2015 03:52 PM IST
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.