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South Asian Development NewsJun 18, 2018
Affordable Housing Needs Better Processes

The plan to build 20 million affordable houses in India by 2022 means constructing close to ...

Smart City: A Primer

Last month the government announced the list of 9 new Smart Cities, taking the total of ...

Indian Hydro Generation Below 10 Percent

The total hydropower generation is likely to remain below 10 percent of total power generation in ...

Jack Fruit Brightens Farmer Prospects

In comparison to mangoes and oranges, this Jack fruit has been an underdog in the past. ...

Myanmar Agrees on Framework to Repatriate Rohingyas

Myanmar government and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced an agreement ...

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Tamil Nadu to Ban Disposable Plastic
The State government on Tuesday announced a ban on manufacture, sales, storage and usage of disposable plastic across State with effective from January 1, 2019.

6200 Innovative Farm Pools Bring Drought Relief
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