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Second Phase of Urban Environment Improvement Programme launched in Punjab

Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab has virtually launched the phase-II of Rs. 11,000 crore Urban Environment Improvement Programme (UIEP). He has launched the programme from Bachat Bhawan, Ludhiana in Punjab. The project will focus on the development of the state’s urban infrastructure and well- organized service delivery systems to the urban population. What were ..

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Ordinance on Water Issues

The Punjab Government approved the legislation of “The Punjab Water Resources (Management and Regulation) Ordinance 2019”. This has come against the backdrop of Overutilization of groundwater for the purpose of agriculture and other requirements. Another cause is due to urbanization and industrialization of the area. This problem has affected the creatures and people living in ..

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2019 edition of World Cities Day (WCD)

The World Cities Day (WCD) is observed every year on 31 October to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world. The 2019 theme “Changing the world: innovations and a better life for ..

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Rapid spread of Dengue fever in Telangana

In the last 10 days, around 1,700 cases of Dengue were reported in multiple districts of Telangana. The state received rains for few days that washed away the mosquito larvae collected in dumps and stagnant water. Causes Changes in rainfall pattern, rise in humidity level and long spell of warmer temperatures are the main reasons ..

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United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

The first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly has started at the headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi, Kenya on May 27, 2019. In it, India has been elected to the Executive Board of the UN-Habitat Assembly. The special theme for 2019 Assembly is ‘Innovation for a better quality of life in cities and communities’ with the ..

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