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1.Recouping after Hudhud

It took Vizag by surprise. All we could do was stand by our doors and windows, and see trees being uprooted and electric poles falling. In some apartments, the furniture blew out from one window into the other. Once the reverse action of the cyclone started, cars were moving sideways because of the wind. There wasn´t a single building that didn´t suffer damages.


2.Govt to build toilets in 700 slum clusters

The Delhi Government has plans to develop toilets in about 700 slum clusters as part of the ´Swachh Bharat´ campaign launched by the Prime Minister.


3.The conversion of streetlights into LED is a major project in the next fiscal

In June 2014, Pradeep Agarwal took over as municipal commissioner of Ludhiana, Punjab´s largest city corporation. It was his first assignment with a local government. Following the Lok Sabha elections, Agarwal´s first priority was to restart all the work that was on hold.


4.Awards bagged

Elaine Donaghy, Marketing Manager, Terex Washing Systems, received ´Marketer of the Year 2014´ award at the recently held Chartered Institute of Marketing´s Ireland Marketing Excellence Awards, which rewards the best marketing achievements across various industry sectors in Ireland and acknowledges the contribution made by both individuals and teams.


5.Plumbing Right

Real estate development largely drives the plumbing fittings market. Now Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the Government´s ambitious project to extend sanitation facilities to every household by 2019 is expected to boost demand for certain plumbing products. As per the 2011 census, only 46 per cent of 25 crore households in India have a toilet.


6.Smart cities: Designed for growth

June 25, will be remembered as a red-letter day in the history of urban India as three mission programmes with a huge spend were launched, all backed by India´s dynamic Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Smart Cities


7.Tenders will be floated soon for construction of small-scale waste treatment plants

Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is seeing a revival in its fortunes. With the economy on the upswing, there is a sense of expectation in the city of dreams. Its burgeoning population, along with its transient population


8.SBA is an excellent initiative to build sanitation infrastructure

Anuj Jain, CEO, Jindal Architecture, speaks on the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) and the company´s role in the construction of modular toilets.


9.Let´s clean UP the mess...

While issues related to banking and financing, claims and contracts continue to discourage contractors, CW highlights problem areas and offers 16 concrete solutions that will help resolve issues and make the construction sector a success.


10.A vision document is being planned to improve the housing condition

Uttarakhand´s capital Dehradun, also called the ´Adobe of Drona´, is already famous for its scenic grandeur and beautiful surroundings. It is also renowned for its natural resources, public schools and educational institutions.