In yet another jolt to the scam-hit Delhi Development Authority (DDA), an environment panel has issued notice for flouting green norms at its mega housing project coming up at posh Vasant Kunj area in the national Capital. The State-Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC), Delhi recently asked the DDA to explain the reasons for initiating the construction work without getting its approval.


The City Development Plan for Bhopal deals with a comprehensive, cohesive and concise manner, all the important elements of governance in the form of themes: Urban Growth Management/ Development Planning, Urban Basic Services and Infrastructure, Transportation and Traffic Management, Housing and Slums, Urban Environment, Social Development, Urban Governance and Management and Urban Finance and Man

The CSE news report on proposal of Noida Development Authority to construct multi storey buildings on a site that is part of the Yamuna flood plain and is defined as agricultural land. It is feared that, this will reduce groundwater recharge & also disturb biodiversity of the Okhla bird sanctuary.

NEW DELHI: The Union Budget 2009-10 was hailed by Congress leaders in Delhi on Monday as a development-oriented and pro-poor budget which would take the country forward.

Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday allocated around Rs 4,000 crores for providing housing and basic amenities to the urban poor


Housing is one of the three basic human needs, next only to food and clothing. It is an essential element in the overall socio-economic development of the country and its citizens, and for the satisfaction of social and cultural aspirations of the people. Construction activity accounts for more than 50 per cent of the development outlays.

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Tuesday that the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) would construct 37,513 houses in phases for people belonging to weaker sections of society.

The Cuncolim Citizens Action Committee has urged the Chief Town Planner not to issue any clearances for the mega housing project proposed at Panzorconne-Cuncolim adjacent the 1.26 lakh sq mts of government acquired land.