block1Centre announces new PPP Policy to promote private investments in affordable housing

Central Government announced a new PPP Policy for Affordable Housing that allows extending central assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh per each house to be built by private builders even on private lands besides opening up immense potential for private investments in affordable housing projects on government lands in urban areas.
Press Release Announcement

block1A City-systems solution for Mumbai

The stampede at the Elphistone Road railiway station in Mumbai was heart-wrenching and a proof to the prevalent apathy. There is a dire need to maintain a minimum quality of infrastructure and services in our cities and to achieve that baseline in a time-bound manner. Robust city-systems will create the pathways to pursue better long-term outcomes.
Read our CEO’s piece in the The Times of India here

block1Formation of NITI Aayog Working Group on “City Governance and Smart Cities”

NITI Aayog has constituted a Working Group to deliberate on issues pertaining to City Governance & Smart Cities as part of Development Agenda for New India @ 75 (2022) under the Chairmanship of Dr. Chetan Vaidya, Ex-Director, school of Planning & Architecture.
Working Group Order

Release of the Guidelines for Accounting and Audit Reforms

Janaagraha released Guidelines for Accounting and Audit Reforms which is a step by step guide to implementing accounting reforms in urban local bodies. This will help in their robust functioning and in turn streamline accounting processes. The implementation of the reforms will help cities fulfil the conditions laid down by the 14th FC to avail performance grants.
Guidelines on Accounting and Audit Reforms in ULBs