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1.Surya Roshni to invest Rs 550 cr on capacity expansion

Surya Roshni Ltd is planning an investment of about Rs 550 crore towards capacity expansion at its different units in the country, is aiming to increase its annual turnover to Rs 5,000 crore.

2.SMart Cities

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.

3.12th plan document provides Rs 662 bn for JNNURM

The 12th Five-Year Plan document made an indicative provision of Rs 66,246 crore for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) which is a State Sector Additional Central Assistance (ACA) scheme under the ministry. It has also suggested measure to strengthen the finances of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to make them predictable as well as increase in investments in the urban infra

4.Andhra govt sets up panel to process RAY

In order to implement the Rajiv Awas Yojana, the Andhra Pradesh government set up a state-level nodal agency (SLNA), Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA). Various Urban local bodies in the state are submitting the detailed project reports (DPRs) under the scheme to MEPMA. The state government also set up a DPR Appraisal Committee headed by commissioner and director of muni

5.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 WiFi for NDMC

The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) is planing to replace 18,500 street-light poles in its areas with ´NextGen digital poles´ that will be fitted with WiFi access points, LED bulbs and CCTV cameras.

7.Swachh Bharat will boost the growth rate of the ceramic sector

In India, RAK Ceramics has the largest and most modern vitrified tile manufacturing plant in Samalkot in Andhra Pradesh with a manufacturing capacity of 30,000 sq m of vitrified tiles per day and 1,500 sanitaryware pieces or day.

8.Mumbai International airport to get 100 GW of solar power by 2022

Mumbai International airport, has successfully commissioned an additional solar power of 410 kWp in sync with the Government of India’s ambitious target of having 100 GW of solar power generation capacity by 2022

9.Soon, 4,000 bulbs to illuminate Hyderabad ORR

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority has decided to illuminate the entire 24.3-km Shamshabad-Gachibowli stretch of the Hyderabad Outer Ring Road (ORR) to ensure safe travel.

10.MoUD wants states and cities to go beyond taking small steps for rapid urban transformation

The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has evolved a new reform matrix to enable state and city governments go beyond the present incrementalism of taking small steps towards implementing transformational reforms over the next three years, for a turn around in urban governance, planning and finance.