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By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Dec 11th, 2015
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Nottingham City Council and Chandigarh have signed MoU to help the Indian city transform into a Smart City. According to an official release, the MoU was signed by Chandigarh Home Secretary Anurag Agarwal and Cabinet Member of Nottingham City Council, Nick McDonald in the presence of Adviser to the UT Administrator, Vijay Dev. The release added, Nottingham City Council...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Nov 23rd, 2015
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UK has selected three cities in India to develop them as smart city, two cities of Maharashtra and one from Madhya Pradesh, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kumar Iyer said. The cities in Maharashtra include Pune and Amravati and Indore in Madhya Pradesh. “It would be our endeavour to develop these cities as smart cities for improved traffic, better education, and inf...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Nov 16th, 2015
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A recent report by Dun & Bradstreet has advised government to ensure affordable housing in proposed smart cities along with a plan for vertical expansion in future. The report said, knowing the burden that migration can impose on city resources, it is very important for smart cities to be planned in a way that they can expand vertically. It added that the success o...
By GovernanceToday
In Internal Security
Jun 3rd, 2015
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The Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 2015 (henceforth LAA 2015) which replaced the Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013(henceforth LARR 2013) which in turn substituted for the draconian Land Acquisition Act of 1894 is one of the most important issues before the country today. While it has been debated in parliament and on the streets, many substant...
By Ramesh Raja
In Issue 9
Jun 3rd, 2015
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India has a population of approximately 1.27 billion people, and is growing. According to an estimate, by the year 2050, the population in Indian cities will touch 843 million. To accommodate this extensive urbanisation, India needs to find smarter ways to manage complexities, reduce expenses, increase efficiency, and improve the quality of urban life. In this regard, ...
By GovernanceToday
In Chhattisgarh
Jun 3rd, 2015
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Since its inception, the state of Chhattisgarh has made rapid progress which is reflected in its growth. The gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Chhattisgarh is expected to reach US$ 46.8 billion in FY 17 from US$ 29.2 billion in FY 14. The state has seen huge investments coming in various heavy industries like steel and cement. Chhattisgarh is one of the only few s...
By GovernanceToday
In Governance Watch
Apr 30th, 2015
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The Union Cabinet has cleared Central government’s spending of nearly Rs. 1,00,000 crore which would include Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project of building 100 smart cities across the country. This would also include a new urban renewal mission named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee replacing the existing one named as Jawaharlal Nehru National...
By Ritika Bisht
In Issue 7
Apr 7th, 2015
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India has one of the largest coastlines in the world expanding over 7500 kilometres that are serviced by 13 major ports and 200 minor ones. Almost 90 per cent of India’s foreign trade goes through sea ports, of which nearly 57 per cent is handled at major ports. Yet, the sector is weighed down by congestion and capacity constraints. Government owns 12-13 major ports of...
By Ritika Bisht
In Issue 7
Apr 1st, 2015
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With the means to establish efficient urban transport system, metro rail projects have become the first choice of any city who wishes to move up the development ladder. New Delhi is the quintessence city in the country that has proved how a well-planned metro rail project can become a lifeline for residents. Last year, Finance Minister ArunJaitley, supported the need t...
By Rahul Trivedi
In Issue 6
Mar 5th, 2015
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The real estate sector is India is notorious for its lack of transparency. The sector is still not matured as compared to the developed markets. Lack of information and low transparency discourages the investment by large players in the semi urban and rural areas thus slacking an overall growth of the real estate sector. To curb the irregularities there has been a cons...