Rajiv Awas Yojana to make India slum free

Rajiv Awas Yojana to make India slum free

Government uncovers its plan to launch urban housing programme, Rajiv Awas Yojana, for slum dwellers under JNNURM.

Power ministry gears up for hydel development

The sixth meeting of hydro task force held to speed up the development of hydropower projects. The task force accorded extending the provision of cost pluss tariff regime for hydel projects up to 31 March 2022.

Only 15 states awaken to disaster management

Following NDMA's direction to states to set up their own respective disaster response force to tackle emergency situation, only 15 states have complied to the orders.

Accelerating access to safe sanitation

Asian Development Bank join hands with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for implementation of sanitation programmes in Asia. 

4.6 crore people devoid of clean drinking water

Government estimates show that clean drinking water not accessible to 4.6 crore people in rural areas. Rajasthan tops the list with one crore people getting contaminated water.

Poor maintenance turns Farakka rusty

CAG reports perilous state of Farakka barrage in West Bengal owing to inadequate maintenance. Authorities' laxity has put several critical structures of the barrage unuseable for several years.  

Chennai to prepare for upcoming monsoon

Authorities to start pre-monsoon work of removal of debris, solid waste and water weeds to allow easy passage of run-off in the city. 58 projects worth Rs 3.62 crore are in progress to combat floods.

Efforts on to end Chennai's drinking water woes

State government initiates setting up a fifth reservoir to fulfill the drinking water needs of the city and its suburbs. Rs 330 crore project is underway to link two of the lakes in neighbouring Tiruvallur district to build a reservoir with a storage capacity of 1000 mcft.

This a roundup of important news for September 12, 2013.

Source: 
The Times of India, Urban News Digest, Deccan Herald, Public Information Bureau, The New Indian Express, Down to Earth, The Hindu
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News today - Govt uncovers its plans to launch the urban housing program for slum dwellers, power ministry to speed up development of hydropower projects, only 15 states abide by NBMA's direction to set up disaster response force.
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