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85 out of 98 cities submitted proposals to UD Ministry for Smart City Project

85 out of 98 cities submitted proposals to Urban Development Ministry for Smart City Project
85 of the 98 cities submitted city level Smart City Proposals to the Ministry of Urban Development within the stipulated time. While 17 proposals were submitted yesterday, 68 proposals were received in the Ministry on the last day of submission date i.e. 15 Dec. 2015. Since, Tamil Nadu Government, preoccupied with flood management in Chennai and other parts of the state could not submit the proposals and Telangana Government sought to replace Hyderabad in the Smart City Mission by another city will be communicated later. Continuous monitoring and handholding by the senior officials of the Ministry of Urban Development helped the states and urban local bodies to meet the deadline. The Ministry organized three Smart City Consultation Workshops, one Smart City Ideas Camp, five rounds of Webinars (online consultations with Mission Director seeking clarifications) and one Proposal Enhancement Workshop to enable states and urban local bodies formulate proposals as per Mission Guidelines.
Ministry of Urban Development also provided 8 Region-wise panels of consultants so that states and urban local bodies could chose consultants for preparation of smart city proposals through tendering, thereby saving on time. 30 foreign companies from 20 leading countries have been associated with preparation of smart city proposals of 45 mission cities. These include : KPMG, KcKinsey, CISCO Systems, Price Waterhouse Coopers, DeloiteToucheTohmastsu, Jones Lang La Salle, Dorsh Holding GmbH, Knight Frank, Tractabel Engineering SA, Haskoning DHV Consulting Pvt Ltd., Grant Thornton, Happold Engineers, Ecorys Netherlands BV etc. Cities with which foreign companies were associated in preparation of smart city proposals include: New Delhi Municipal Council, Agartala, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bhabaneshwar, Bhopal, Greater Mumbai, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Pune, New Town Kolkata, Kota, Ranchi, Rourkela, Ujjain, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Tumakuru (Karnataka) etc.
Total population of 98 mission cities is 13 crore accounting for 35% of country’s urban population. Population Break-up of all of these Smart Cities:
No. of Cities/Towns
Population Range (in Lakh)
Below 1
Between 1 to 2
Between 2 to 5
Between 5 to 10
Between 10 to 25
Between 25 to 50
Above 50
Source: PHD Research Bureau
Proposals received from Cities include:
Port Blari, Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Tirupati, PasiGhat, Guwahaty,Muzaffarpur,Bhagalpur, Biharshariff, Chandigarh, Raipur, Bilaspur, Diu, Silvassa, New Delhi Muncipal Council, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Dahod, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Faridabad, Kanal, Dharmashala, Ranchi, Belgavi, Hubbali-Dharwad, Davangere, Mangaluru, Shivamogga, Tumkuru, Kochi, Kavaratti, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain, Navi Mumbai, Greater, Mumbai, Nashik, Thane, Amravati, Solapur, Nagpur, KalyanDombivali, Aurangabad, Pune, Imphal, Shilllong, Aizawl, Kohima, Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela, Oulgaret, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jullandhar, Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Udaipur, Namchi, Greater Warangal, Agartala, Moradabad, Aligarh, Sharanpur, Bareily, Jhansi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Agra, Rampur, Dehradun, New Town Kolkata, Bidhannagar, Durgapur, Haldia

Launch of Media Campaign on the Weekly Iron and Folic Supplement

Launch of Media Campaign on the Weekly Iron and Folic Supplement
Shri J. P. Nadda, Hon. Minister of Health and Family Welfare and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka ChopraWhen –  December 23, 2015, Wednesday, Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Venue: Imperial Hotel, Delhi NCR What – India has the largest number of adolescents aged 10-19 years in the world – 253 million out of 1.2 billion. This age group referred as adolescents – comprise one-fifth of India’s population and are key drivers of India’s future economic growth. However, 56 per cent of girls and 30 per cent of boys in the age group of 15-19 years in India suffer from anaemia (NFHS-3). This means that 1 out of 2 young girls and 1 out of 3 young boys are anaemic.

Adolescent marriage and pregnancy is highly prevalent in India, particularly in rural areas. Anaemia has an intergenerational impact on the cycle of poverty. Anaemia during pregnancy increases the risk or mortality and illness for the mother as well as the new born. Children born to anaemic mothers  often have low reserves of iron which if remains unchecked have further implications on their growth and development. In response to the problem, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India launched Weekly Iron & Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) Programme in 2012 with the aim to reduce the prevalence and severity of nutritional anaemia in adolescent population (10-19 years). The target for WIFS are adolescent girls and boys in government/ government aided/ municipal schools, between classes 6 to 12 and out of school adolescent girls.

We cordially invite you to join us for the media campaign launch of WIFS  by Health Minister Shri JP Nadda and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra on 23rd December, 2015 at Imperial Hotel, Delhi.
Who: The event is being organised by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in association with UNICEF. Eminent guests who would be present at the launch include:
  • Hon. Minister of Health, Shri J.P. Nadda
  • UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Ms Priyanka Chopra
  • UNICEF India Representative, Shri Louis-Georges Arsenault

Looking forward to your confirmation on the same.

For further information, please contact:

Ms Geetanjali Master
Communication Specialist, UNICEF India
Tel: (+91) 981 810 5861
E-Mail: gmaster@unicef.org

Ms Sonia Sarkar
Communications officer (Media), UNICEF India
Tel: (+91) 9810170289, 9891861445
Email: ssarkar@unicef.org


Dear Mr. Naresh Kumar Sagar,
This is a personal invite to you and leadership team to our forthcoming event as detailed below. The digital invite is attached for your detailed perusal.
Venue: Radisson BLU MBD, Sector-18 NOIDA
Date: Thursday, Dec-17 2015
Timing: 9 am to 5 pm
Registration starts: 9 am
Please find below the agenda for the panel discussion for which we would like to invite you.
4:00 to 4:45 P.M.: INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
Business of Saving Electricity Cost: Yes, Hotels Can Profit from it in More Ways Imaginable
Rajesh K. Mendiratta, Director, Business Development IEX
DISCUSSANTS (25 MINUTES): David Hopcroft, General Manager, Le Meridien Gurgaon;Tristan Beau de Lomenie, General Manager, Pullman and Novotel Delhi Airport;Parmeet Singh Nayar,
General Manager, Shangri-la’s Eros Hotel; Chief Engineers of The Oberoi New Delhi and ITC Maurya.
MODERATOR: Preeti Singh, Executive Editor, BW SmartCities
  • digital invite card
The event will be attended by


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