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Anantapur, Sept. 1: Local MLA, Mr B. Narayan Reddy, said that efforts were on to develop the town with Rs 100 crore. Speaking at the Praja Darbar programme, the MLA said that Rs 70 crore was already released in this regard.

Property deals are being registered at sub-registrar's office in Thane

At least 10 flats in Garden Estate in Thane have changed hands, with official sanction in the form of registration of the sale, in gross violation of a Supreme Court order to maintain status quo on private forest land. All these property deals are getting registered at Thane sub-registrar's office.

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Pune, August 13 Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) officials need no longer shuttle between Delhi and Pune for review meetings on the progress of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) projects.
The last review meeting on Tuesday saw PCMC and JNNURM officials on a video-conference for the first time. Both Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Asheesh Sharma and Pune Municipal Commissioner Praveensinh Pardeshi attended the meeting.

Slum dwellers will soon be part of a year-long survey covering nearly 15000 villages and blocks in urban centres. The survey will be carried out by the Union urban development ministry starting July 1. According to the National Sample Survey Organisation director general, P K Ray, the survey will bring forth the living conditions in urban slums, hardships faced by the slum dwellers,

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan announced here on Sunday that Rs. 10,000 crore would be spent on development of urban areas in the State during the next five years.

The redevelopment and beautification of the capital for the making of a "world-class city' have entailed a heavy cost in terms of slum demolitions. A survey documenting the change of land use that has taken place on the sites of demolished slum clusters highlights the emerging processes and trends. Some of its findings question the stated principle of the Delhi slum policy, namely, the removal and relocation of squatter settlements only when the land is required to implement projects in the "larger public interest'.

City accounts for 34 of 90 locational clearance applications received and 7 of 8 projects sanctioned

A day after HDFC chief Deepak Parekh pointed out that environmental clearances were leading to time delays and hence cost overruns in housing projects, industry body Confederation of Real Estate Development Association of India (CREDAI) has put a number to it. CREDAI Secretary Rohit Raj Modi told TOI on Tuesday that these add at least 10% to 15% to costs, which ultimately has to be passed on to consumers.

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