Indore Municipal Corporation's new budget proposes developments across all sectors of the city!

Given the scope and scale of the proposed projects, rural and urban areas of Indore expect a total revamp.

Aiming to improve all facets of the city's infrastructure, Indore Municipal Corporation passed its annual budget on Wednesday. As per reports, the comprehensive plan ranges from converting 5 city wards into zero-waste zones to installing solar lights at 5 major roads.

Additionally, all households across 5 different wards will be equipped with water recharging systems and 9 tanks will be constructed to meet the water requirements of 29 villages. Given the scope and scale of projects, it can be expected that municipal officials are trying to revamp the rural and urban areas of the city.

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As per reports, more than 100 crores have been allocated for the Swachcha Bharat Mission and new equipment and resources shall be procured from this amount. Further, a construction and demolition waste plant with the capacity of dealing with 500 metric tonnes of scrap materials, is proposed at the trenching ground. While this establishment shall come up based on public-private partnership, a material recovery facility has also been proposed.

Reportedly, 100-kilometre long sewage is planned for the city and the municipal corporation will bear expenses of more than 450 crores to ameliorate the current sewage infrastructure. New machines will be purchased to ensure better treatment of the sewage water under this project, which includes the rural regions also. Additionally, the proposals also entail the setting up of a chlorination tank in the Rau region.

Concessions on advance payment of property taxes extended till 30 Sept

As per reports, the citizens could avail of a 6.25% discount for the advance payment of property taxes for the year 2021-22 till 30 June. Now, the deadline for taking benefits from this scheme has been extended till 30 September and the citizens can pay the tax without an excessive charge by December 31. In addition to this, reports state that the authorities have not introduced new taxes or any hike in the current ones, assuring the welfare of all.

Municipal Corporation amplifies efforts to tackle the pandemic situation

With an objective to curtail the spread of contamination, the proposed expenditure for deploying initiatives in this direction have been doubled, compared to the last year's allocation. Amid a string of proposed initiatives, reports state that masks will be given freely or at subsidised rates across the frequented location in the city. While shopping centres, railway and bus stands shall be provided with amplified supplies of sanitisation equipment, the authorities have also converged their attention on safe disposal of the increased biomedical waste.

Widespread interventions across all sectors

In a bid to strengthen the present facilities in Indore, a sports centre will be set up at an approximate cost of ₹20 crores. Further, the authorities are also trying to upscale the local transport with the introduction of around 400 buses with the inception of new bus stops. Given the widespread interventions planned for the city, it is clear that the Indore Municipal Corporation envisions to propel developments across all sectors in the city.

Holistic education takes a leap in Lucknow with booming opportunities for young kids!

It is crucial to address the need for a wholesome pedagogy for young learners of the 21st century.

Technological innovations and inventive thinking together constitute the insignia of a fertile present and a progressive future. While the evolving nature of technology has made it a mandatory skill for younger learners, it is essential to couple it with a financial aptitude and business-driven attitude for assuring sustained growths, today. One must address the need for a wholesome pedagogy for kids of the 21st century, that can provide them with a life crafted as per their innate interests and ambitions!

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Pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks.

Lucknow University has announced that last-year/end-semester students of all undergraduate and postgraduate programs will have to sit for offline examinations in the upcoming days. As per reports, these assessments will have multiple-choice questions to be solved within a stipulated period of time. Further, pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks, according to the latest decision by the varsity administration.

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Universities in UP directed to send degrees to students by post

The decision ensures that students receive their degrees on time.

The pandemic has affected the education system in a huge way. Even though online classes have replaced physical classes, staying at home for such a long duration has taken away a lot of opportunities from students of schools and colleges alike. In such times, the authorities are trying their best to provide assistance and tackle all the hurdles. And now, in an attempt to timely award degrees to college students, new instructions have been given to universities across UP.

Chancellor of state universities & UP Governor, Andiben Patel has directed Vice-Chancellors of Universities across the state to send college degrees to students by post. The decision was formalised in an online review meeting of two state institutes, Lucknow University and Bathkhande Music Institute Deemed University and ensures that students do not have to run for their degrees.

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All engineering & polytechnic students in UP to take online exams in July!

Virtual assessments for first, second and third-year students shall be conducted in the last week of July.

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A 14-member committee set up in Lucknow University to take the decision regarding exams 2021

Special Committee of the LU will take the final call, in line with the government orders.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Lucknow University, Dr Alok Kumar Rai has set up a special 14 member committee to take the final decision regarding the examinations and promotion of the students. The committee will check the feasibility of conducting exams for third-year students and evaluate the promotion criteria for other batches, across all programmes.

This special body includes the Controller of Examinations, HODs of all departments along with the Principals of Mahila Vidhyalaya Degree college and Shia College and Superintendent of Examination, who are tasked to take the final call, in line with the government's orders.

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Lucknow University staff to bear the educational expenses of pandemic-orphaned pupils!

The Vice Chancellor took the responsibility of one such student on Friday and appealed to other professors to take similar steps.

Initiating a new welfare program, it has been said that the Vice-Chancellor and other professors at Lucknow University will bear the educational expenses of students who have lost one or both parents to the pandemic. Under this scheme, the VC took the responsibility of one such student on Friday and requested other professors to take similar steps. As per reports, the Registrar, Chief Proctor and the Dean of the Students' Welfare Department will now bear expenses of one child each.

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Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences to come up at Lucknow University's Jankipuram campus

LU to launch a dedicated government institute for students aiming to build careers in pharmacy.

Lucknow University has decided to launch a dedicated institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in a bid to widen the bandwidth of educational provisions for pharmacy aspirants. The varsity is set to open this institute over 8,170 square meters of its second campus in Jankipuram. Reportedly, the finance committee has given the penultimate approval to start the institute as a sub-set of the engineering faculty. The proposal will now be tabled before the Executive Committee on June 11, for final approval.

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