Owing to the large presence of limestone, Gulbarga is looking forward to a boost in the cement sector. With an upcoming investment of Rs 39,820.73 crore, 16 companies are expected to set up 32 units. The cement demand is expected to reach 20 million tonne in 2015-16 in Karnataka.
The Karnataka cabinet approved the acquisition of 24 acre by Rajashree Cement for its expansion in Gulbarga district. The company, in its application to the government, had requested additional land for expansion of its cement manufacturing unit from 4.20 mtpa to 8.45 mtpa
The fourth roundtable on Smart Cities was organised on December 16, 2014, in Delhi to set the theme and the agenda for the 2nd edition of the Sm@rt Cities Summit - a twin-city edition to be held in February 2015 in Delhi and Mumbai, respectively.
The Orissa Government is planning to launch a new scheme called the Biju Saharanchal Bidyutikaran Yojana (BSBY) so as to provide electricity to the people living in un-electrified areas of slums in urban local bodies (ULB) of the state.