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USD 206 Million loan agreement signed with ADB for Strengthening Urban Services in Tamil Nadu

The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a USD 206 million loan deal on Monday, 2nd December 2019 for developing sewage infrastructure and water supply in 5 cities of Tamil Nadu. For improving the service delivery, the loan deal will further work on strengthening the capacities of the urban local ..

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Why India needs to focus on Urbanisation?

The state of public service delivery in Indian urban centres is abysmal. The scale of the challenge is massive which include ensuring Availability of clean drinking water. Unpolluted air. Quality public transport. Effective traffic management and parking. Integrated planning of transport and land use. Management and safe disposal of solid waste that is generated. Treatment ..

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National Water Awards 2018 Presented

The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development, and Rejuvenation presented 82 National Water Awards in 14 categories for the year 2018. The Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development, and Rejuvenation Arjun Ram Meghwal expressed his happiness over National Water Awards which have been resumed after a gap of 12 years and said that this is ..

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Municipal Taxes in India

In India municipal corporations or urban local bodies (ULB’s) levy two types of taxes viz. Property tax and Professional tax.  Property tax is an annual amount paid by a land owner to the municipal corporation of his/her area. The municipal corporation assesses and imposes the property tax annually or semi annually. The amount is generally ..

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Economic Survey 2016-17: Chapter-14: From Competitive Federalism To Competitive Sub-Federalism: Cities As Dynamos

In this chapter, the survey has focussed on “urbanization” and “competitive sub-federalism” with respect to cities and districts of the country. It has also discussed the challenges faced by Urban local bodies. The summary of this chapter is as follows: Need to study the changing dynamics of urbanization There is a need to study the ..

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