Urbanisation: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Urbanisation and Sustainable Water Management

Published: July 15, 2019

The report of CAG had referred to the Chennai floods in 2015 as a man-made disaster. On a contradicting note, the city of Chennai is now in the midst of another crisis — of water scarcity. Water Crisis haunting Chennai Even though both have diagonally opposite characteristics the reasons for both can be attributed to causes ..

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Government launches Liveability Index to rate 116 Indian cities

Published: January 20, 2018

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs (MoHUA) launched the Liveability index to rate 116 Indian cities. Liveability index is tool that aims to measure quality of life in 99 smart cities, capital cities and those with a population of over one million. It will be funded by the World Bank and ranking of ..

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Government orders review of FSI/FAR norms in mega cities

Published: September 18, 2017

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MHUA) has ordered review of Floor Space Index (FSI) and Floor Area Ratio (FAR) norms in mega cities of country. FSI/FSA FSI is ratio of building’s total floor area to size of piece of land on which it is built. The review will be taken up in time ..

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Asia Pacific nations adopt New Delhi Declaration for Urban Plus approach

Published: December 17, 2016

The sixth edition of Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) held in New Delhi has adopted New Delhi declaration to adopt Urban Plus approach. This was the first such meeting held to discuss ways of realising the New Urban Agenda that was finalised during the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable ..

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6th Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development begins in New Delhi

Published: December 14, 2016

The sixth edition of Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) began in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. The three days conference seeks to address issues ranging from crowded city centres to peripheral expansion, metropolitan based urban population growth, megacities and urban corridors etc. ..

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