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NITI Aayog to launch Urban Management Program for Capacity Building in States and Urban Local Bodies

News and Press Release - Dated:- 26-4-2016 - NITI Aayog in collaboration with Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) and Temasek Foundation, Singapore is organizing an Urban Management Programme for Capacity Building of officials of State Governments and ULBs in implementing the Urban Rejuvenation Mission. Officials from 7 States (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Assam) would be participating in this Programme. The Programme would cover areas of Urban .....

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er NITI Aayog, Dr Bibek Debroy, High Commissioner of Singapore, the CEO of Singapore co-operation Enterprise, SCE and the CEO of Temasek Foundation and senior officials from State Governments of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Assam, the Union Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation, NITI Aayog, academic institutions like School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi etc would attend the meet. The state participation is .....

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, experts from Singapore would impart training in highly interactive workshops and share Singapore's and international experiences with the participants. The workshops and advisory sessions would be highly interactive and focus on Urban Planning & Governance, Water and Wastewater Management, Solid Waste Management and bringing in private sector efficiencies in urban infrastructure. Towards the end of the Progaramme, Strategic Base line Frameworks will be developed in this areas of Urban .....

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economy has also witnessed significant growth and is contributing to around 60 per cent of GDP. However, to reap the full benefits of urbanisation, it is important that it is efficient and sustainable. Rapid urbanisation is increasing the pressure on provision of basic services to citizens like water, sanitation and mobility in the urban areas in the country. Infrastructure deficit is increasing the coping costs as well as leading to loss of productivity in the cities. It is also adversely affec .....

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larger scale than they use these resources. Environmental sustainability of Indian cities is therefore becoming a major imperative for guiding efficient urbanisation. Therefore it is necessary to take measures to ensure that the urbanisation is efficient. It is imperative to improve the provisioning of basic infrastructure and governance in our cities so that the cities enable better living and drive economic growth and emerge as Engines of Economic Growth and moreover do so in a sustainable ma .....

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