Noida: The Noida Authority has acquired land to set up a solid waste management plant in the city soon.

India will need to spend $2.2 trillion (Rs 97.35 lakh crore) on its cities by 2030 to meet the urban infrastructure demands, a report released by the McKinsey Global Institute said today.

The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) would receive the award of excellence for providing houses to the urban poor under the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Notably, 15,000 houses for poor are being constructed in different identified localities of the city under the central funded scheme in question.

This new report by Mckinsey warns that lack of effective policies to manage urbanization could jeopardize India's GDP growth rate. Suggests adoption of a new operational model for cities with an investment of $1.2 trillion to keep pace with the growing urbanization.

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced on Friday that his regime would launch a State-wide urban infrastructure development programme called Rajiv Gandhi Urban Development Mission, Haryana.

Although informal settlements are proliferating in cities across low- and middle-income nations, there is 40 years of experience to draw on in upgrading these

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has decided to raise the living standard of the urban poor by making them partners in the development process, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Sunday.

NEW DELHI: It is probably the best news for Mumbai's leading builders who had invested thousands of crores of rupees on buying prime plots to develop flats and residences but got stuck in the environment tangle as the land was classified later as forest area.

The Vice-Chairman of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Ashok Kumar, has identified the in-situ development of slums and the construction of houses for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Lower IncomeGroups (LIG) as areas of focus in 2010.

Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) for the slum dwellers and the urban poor envisages a