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It’s curtains for the UPA government’s flagship programme, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Andhra Pradesh CM designate N. Chandrababu Naidu is said to be keen on developing the Vijayawada belt as his capital zone.

The amount is required to reconstruct a total of 11 lakh slum households in the city as per latest Census figureS.

Mumbai will need Rs 55,000 crore if it has to target each and every slum over the next ten years under the central government’s flagship slum-free cities scheme Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY), according to estimates drawn up by the state government.

Models for river avulsions have identified the ratio between down-valley and cross-valley slopes of channels as the triggering factors for the sudden channel shift but have remained untested in the field. The August 2008 avulsion of the Kosi River at Kusaha, 12 km upstream of the Kosi barrage in Nepal, provided an opportunity to study a large-scale avulsion (~120 km) for its causal factors and driving mechanisms.

Reports by panchayat panels on Western Ghats lack spatial information.

Rs. 4.30-crore deficit budget presented.

The Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Project (TBGP) faced some teething problems for which course correction is done.

There is a need to develop short term, medium term and long term strategy for reconstruction, rehabilitation and developmental activities of Uttarakhand.

Thiruvananthapuram: The state forest department has begun GIS mapping of all kavus (sacred groves) in the state that are under threat from unscrupulous real estate development.

Map Has Spatial Data Of Water Holes, Rivers, Etc

The state forest department has completed 80% mapping of forest areas using Geographical Information System (GIS).The map now has spatial data of forest boundaries, water holes, rivers, lakes and forest eco systems in the state.