Govt plans to sanction 12 lakh houses in 115 backward districts

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI As per the official document, the centre identified 115 backward districts for development and targets to sanction over 12 lakh houses within 18 months under a housing scheme. At present, under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) 6.32 lakh houses have been sanctioned for these districts. According to Housing

PM to address Conference on Transformation of Aspirational Districts

NEW DELHI The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will address the Conference on Transformation of Aspirational Districts tomorrow. This event is being organized by NITI Aayog at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi. The Prime Minister will interact with officials in-charge of the transformation of over 100 districts. This event is

Mobilization of funds for Infra Development

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI Government is very much conscious that development of infrastructure is crucial to boosting growth and expanding services in the country. The Government recently announced a major infrastructure push with the launch of Bharatmala programme. The Government has taken a number of steps to mobilize funds from various

PM Modi reviews performance of PMGSY, housing, coal, power sector

By Accommodation Times Bureau The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Thursday, reviewed the progress of key infrastructure sectors including PMGSY, housing, coal and power. The review meeting, which lasted for about two and a half hours, was attended by top officials from PMO, NITI Aayog and infrastructure Ministries of the

Land Leasing: A Big Win-Win Reform for the States

Accommodation Times Research By Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog Land leasing laws relating to rural agricultural land in Indian states were overwhelmingly enacted during decades immediately following the independence. At the time, the abolition of Zamindari and redistribution of land to the tiller were the highest policy priorities. Top leadership of