"Patna has a huge potential to tap solar energy on the rooftop of houses and each house can convert into a power house, which will ultimately end the power crisis in the state capital," said Ramapa

- Bar on PMC in construction orders

PATNA: Urban development and housing department minister Samrat Chaudhury informed the state assembly on Thursday that due to leakage in water supply pipelines, Patnaites occasionally get polluted

PATNA: Come summer and the city gets almost parched.

Even as Durga Puja brings with it happiness, joy and celebrations, it also causes great environmental concerns to the enlightened citizens of the city as immersion of hundreds of idols in the Ganga

About 62% of metropolitans in the high-income-group bracket buy organic, an increase of 95% in the last five years.

The state government has decided to build almost 27,000 flats in three cities of Bihar, including Patna. These flats will be constructed through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and will be available at less than market rates.

A decision to this effect was taken at the state cabinet meeting on Tuesday presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. As a part of this decision, the state government has decided to construct 12,696 flats in Gaya, whereas almost 11,000 flats will be constructed in Patna. Meanwhile, 1,496 flats will be constructed in Muzaffarpur.

After getting overwhelming response from the private sector in major rail infrastructure public private partnership (PPP) projects, Indian railways is now eyeing to attract an investment of around R1,000 crore from private sector for building toilets at 600 railway stations under PPP mode.

The much-needed step to provide basic amenity at stations comes in at a time when the national transporter is cash strapped and has no money to complete its major infrastructure projects. Railways, for long, has been struggling to provide clean lavatories at its stations as hygienic toilets have never been a priority for railways due to cash crunch.

The Patna high court on Wednesday restrained the state government from taking any coercive action against two gutka manufacturing companies - Rajat Industries and R K Industries - in the wake of it

The Union Urban Development Ministry wants cities to do more than just express intent to have a metro railway system. The Ministry is annoyed that cities have been limiting their role to submitting a detailed project report and attaching an application for the Centre to approve and fund their metro systems.

A senior official of the Ministry on Wednesday said cities should play a more proactive role and emulate Kochi’s determination to get the metro project sanctioned.