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Massive sample survey reveals cities turned much cleaner


The largest ever sample survey of over 18 lakh citizens has revealed that sanitation in cities and towns of the country has substantially improved during the last one year, confirming that ‘Swachh Bharat’ buzz is making a difference on ground with people clearly perceiving a change for the better.

Bengaluru inches closer to pod taxi dream (Three global firms shows interest)


Transportation is an unsolved issue in the city of Bengaluru. The city has always struggled in providing last mile connectivity to its citizens. However, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), is working towards ease of traffic congestion and is working on Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) which will establish a network of pod taxis carrying passengers on elevated tracks and is aimed at overcoming last mile connectivity issue.

Now, a unified digital system that tracks performance of teachers and students


Inching towards digitization in the education system, the Government of India will be launching a unified digital system that will track performance parameters of nearly 8.7 million school teachers and 250 million students. The unified platform will also address the issue of absenteeism.

Soil Health Card boost agricultural productivity (benefits 136 districts)


Soil Health Card, a revolutionary scheme initiated for farmers, will bring in a huge difference to farming and farm produce. Soil Health Card provides information to farmers on nutrient status of their soil along with recommendations on appropriate dosage of nutrients for improving soil health and its fertility.

SOLAPUR SMART CITIES WORKSHOP: City Infra Outlook and Development plan


The Smart Cities Council India successfully organised its first-in-its-series of India-wide multicity smart cities workshops in Solapur on June 2, 2017. Solapur was selected under the Centre’s smart city mission, which witnessed a lineup of world-class solution providers.

Now, purchase building materials online (reduces time & effort)


The launch of INAM-Pro+, an upgraded version of INAM-Pro, has bought cement buyers and sellers together on one single platform. Designed by the Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL), INAM-Pro, which was launched two years back, has been used by more than 700 construction companies.