Japan to assist in making Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi Smart Cities

PIB Japan has decided to be associated with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi as smart cities. This was today conveyed by Japan’s Ambassador to India Mr.Kenji Hiramatsu during his meeting with Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu. Mr.Hiramatsu further said that Japan is quite interested in urban development initiatives

Speedy, safe, sustainable construction needed to meet Housing for All target: Venkaiah Naidu

By Accommodation Times News Service -Two lakh houses for Paramilitary forces using prefabricated technologies under consideration -Government departments urged to promote alternative construction technologies -Housing Technology Park showcasing 11 Prefab technologies inaugurated -Alternative technologies are more effective than conventional; user perception need to be changed- HPL Chief  Government departments and agencies and private sector have

Swach Bharat Mission is not mere slogan, its people movement: Venkaiah Naidu

By Accommodation Times News Service -Swachh Survekshan of 500 cities launched by Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu -Swachhata Helpline ‘1969’, Swachhata App launched to promote people’s participation -Minister also unveils ‘Asli Tarakki’ campaign to promote use of toilets -3 sanitation workers felicitated for exemplary work, RWAs, Corporates, TV artistes also honoured -115 cities become ‘Open Defecation Free’;

Urban Development Ministry slashes land rates for shelters & orphanages institutions

By Accommodation Times News Service The Urban Development Ministry has approved minimum rates of premium DDA land allocated to public institutions such as health, transport and schools, said Naidu. The Urban Development Ministry has reduced land rates for health institutions, maternity centres, night shelters and orphanages to a “No Profit No Loss