The Centre has released Rs 836.64 crore out of the sanctioned allocation of Rs 900 crore under a financial assistance programme for vital health projects in Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesperson said on Friday.Out of the total 144 ongoing and new health projects approved under the Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP), 48 projects have been completed and will be made functional soon, the spokesperson said.The information was given at a meeting chaired by Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo in Srinagar on Thursday to review the works being undertaken under PMDP in the health sector, the spokesperson said.Close During the meeting, it was informed that a target has been set to complete the rest of the 96 projects by the next financial year 2020-21, the spokesperson said. related news Not privatising Railways; only outsourcing some services: Govt Govt relief for telcos, tariff hikes may not offset impact of SC ruling: Fitch We will take … [Read more...] about Centre releases over Rs 800 cr for vital health projects in J&K
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The car, it’s been said, is king in America. In most places, life is impossible without one. Even in most dense cities, presumably the places where it would be easiest to live without a car, municipal codes often include requirements for a certain number of parking spots per person for any new building. But a new neighborhood in Tempe, Arizona, will be an outlier, by fully prioritizing people over vehicles. If you want to live there, you have to agree to not have your own personal automobile. advertisement advertisement Culdesac Tempe, a 1,000-person development set to open fall 2020, bills itself as the “world’s first post-car real estate developer.” Founders Ryan Johnson and Jeff Berens say they want to provide people the option of living a car-free lifestyle. The mixed-use Culdesac Tempe neighborhood is a $140 million project, capitalized by traditional real estate investors, and will include a dog park, restaurants, market hall, grocery … [Read more...] about If you want to live in this new Arizona neighborhood, you can’t own a car
Nostalgia and pride are powerful motivators for philanthropy, which are how college endowments at the nation’s elite universities got as large as they are today. While thinking back fondly of your alma mater is common enough, now an ambitious new fundraising initiative is testing whether the same attitudes be harnessed to raise money for an institution that needs the cash even more: the New York City housing projects. advertisement advertisement “I take great pride in the fact that I’m a wonderful American dream story,” says Jeff Levine, a wealthy real estate developer who lives on Long Island with his wife and kids–a far cry from where he grew up. Recently, he got to take his children on a field trip to his stomping grounds as a child: his old apartment at Linden Houses in Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood. Public housing is very different today than it was in the late 1950s and early 1960s when Levine resided there. At the time, … [Read more...] about Will Housing Project “Alumni” Give Back To A Crumbling System?
The US has extended its support to India's opposition to China's ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, saying it shares New Delhi's concern over the multi billion-dollar project while questioning the economic rationale behind it.India is the only major country in the world to have opposed the OBOR project on the grounds of territorial sovereignty, given that its flagship project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, which India has always maintained is its territory.The Belt and Road Initiative, a pet project of Chinese President Xi Jinping, focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, China and Europe.Close India has been “crystal clear from the outset they saw the geopolitical elements of the One Belt One Road,” Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells said in response to a question at Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars … [Read more...] about US shares India’s concerns on China’s One Belt One Road project: Wells
advertisement advertisement You don’t have to be a New Yorker to guess the the story of the city’s legendary Garment District. The tiny swath of New York’s Midtown once produced 90% of all clothing sold in the United States, but has been jeopardized by the rise of overseas manufacturing and encroaching development. While the area is still a hotbed of innovation, manufacturing and trade, the Garment estate and available immigrant labor for its creatives to stay centralized. The Design Trust for Public Space and the Council of Fashion DesignersMade in Midtown, A Web site showcasing the study is filled with fascinating information: interviews with designers and manufacturers like CFDA chair Diane von Furstenberg, a slideshow tour of the neighborhood, an infographic of the various industries represented floor-by-floor. The study also tries to make the case for why the fashion industry should still be headquartered in New York’s Midtown at all, including … [Read more...] about “Made In Midtown” Examines the Design and Manufacturing Impact of New York’s Garment District