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e-Gov Infrastructure on the Agenda for Upcoming Satellite Towns

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The Minister of State for Urban Development, Saugata Roy informed the Lok Sabha that the Ministry of Urban Development is running a pilot scheme for Infrastructure Development in satellite town around mega-cities. The pilot scheme supports development of infrastructure facilities related to Solid Waste Management, Water Supply and Sewerage in the selected towns to channelize their future growth and ameliorate pressure on mega-cities. It also provides for implementation of reforms such as e-Governance, property tax, double entry accounting, creation of barrier free built environment and energy & water audit.

 The eight satellite towns identified for implementation of the scheme are Vikarabad (Andhra Pradesh), Sanand (Gujarat), Sonipat (Haryana), Kankapura (Karnataka), Vasai-Virar (Maharashtra), Sriperumbudur (Tamilnadu), Pilkhua (Uttar Pradesh) and New Town (West Bengal).

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