View: The city-building never sleeps

Strong institutional mechanisms are key to urban governance. A concerted, integrated effort has been made to strengthen local governments in cities. All these initiatives have emphasised on property tax reforms through specific measures to make municipalities financially self-reliant. Source link

Flagship missions’ revamp on cards in runup to state polls

New Delhi: The Centre is working to revamp its flagship missions, including Smart City Mission, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and all educational scholarship schemes, to ensure improved implementation and beneficiary outreach. The government has adopted a goal-oriented approach and the new contours of the flagship missions and welfare programmes would be in place by March. … Read more

Centre takes up non-release of PMAY-G funds with Mamata government

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections, the Centre has strongly taken up the issue of non-release of over Rs 4,500 crore earmarked for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) by the Trinamool Congress government. According to sources, the state government has not released the central share of Rs 3,146.64 crore and the … Read more