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आप सभी को यह बताते हुए हर्ष है कि 12 नवम्बर 2017 को नया रायपुर में महिलाओं के लिए मैराथॉन रायपुर गोइंग पिंक का आयोजन किया जा रहा है. मिलिंद सोमण द्वारा महिलाओं के भावनात्मक , मानसिक और शारीरिक सेहत के बेहतरी के लिए पिंकथॉन की स्थापना की गयी है, जिसका उद्देश्य महिलाओं को उनके सेहत के प्रति जागरूक करना और अच्छी सेहत के लिए समय देने को प्रेरित करना है. इसी तर्ज में रायपुर गोइंग पिंक है. इसकी पूर्व तैयारी के लिए 27 अगस्त 2017 को सेंट्रल पार्क रायपुर में एक कार्यक्रम रखा गया है…”मेरी सेहत मेरी ख़ुशी ”
आप सभी आमंत्रित हैं..इसमें फिटनेस मंत्र दिया जायेगा और दौड़ की तैयारी के टिप्स भी बताये जायेंगे.
समय: सुबह 6 से 7 बजे
स्थान – सेंट्रल पार्क , नया रायपुर
दिनांक – 27 अगस्त 2017

आयोजक:
डॉ मंजीत कौर बल , एम्बेसडर रायपुर गोइंग पिंक
श्रीमती जसमीत कौर , वालंटियर , रायपुर गोइंग पिंक
सुश्री शुभांगी खंडेलवाल , वालंटियर , रायपुर गोइंग पिंक

विशेष सहयोग: महिला क्लब , ब्लॉक 21 -२६, सेक्टर 27 , नया रायपुर

Place: Central Park New Raipur

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Amaravati and Naya Raipur: It takes more than construction to build new cities:

Credit: Hindustan Times:

Though Amaravati, the greenfield capital of Andhra Pradesh, has already made its mark, Naya Raipur, the new capital of Chhattisgarh, still remains a ghost town.

It is 7pm on a muggy July evening in Naya Raipur, the new capital of Chhattisgarh that came up from scratch in 2012. The roads are deserted. A small tea shop with a flickering lamp dots the roadside near the ‘Capitol Complex’, the office of state chief minister Raman Singh and his cabinet colleagues. Some 32 state departments have shifted base here from Raipur, the old capital in 2012.

Naya Raipur was conceptualised as an international city, built from scratch or, in this case, green field to be the country’s first smart state capital. Ambition flowed in the plans, so much so that the Secretariat’s name was derived from ‘Capitol’ in United States. The idea was to keep it big on infrastructure, a vision shared 500 kilometres away by Amaravati, the new state capital of Andhra Pradesh. In recent years, the two cities have braved distinct set of challenges that can one day offer insights for India’s other cities.

‘Naya’ challenge

The Capitol Complex is well lit, but barring a few security guards, is empty. So are the other offices that have sprung up nearby: the New Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) and the police headquarters.

And so are the rows and rows of brightly painted, but empty apartment complexes, spread over three residential sectors. For most of 5,000 employees working here, home is still 25km away, in Old Raipur. This includes chief minister Raman Singh, who comes to the Secretariat office at least twice a week, his cabinet colleagues and the bureaucrats. Naya Raipur is still mostly a ghost town.

This isn’t how it was meant to be.

On the drawing board, NRDA that is building the city had predicted that one lakh people will move into the new capital by 2015. But so far, five years after the first offices shifted, only about 20,000 people have moved in. Massive funding has gone into the making of the city since its Master Plan was firmed up in 2008.

“More than Rs 10,000 crore — Rs 5,000 crore for building physical infrastructure, rest on land acquisition — has been invested so far. Major chunk is from state resources,” said Aman Kumar Singh, chairman, NRDA.

Residents say the problem is not in urban infrastructure of the city, where roads are wide, sidewalks landscaped, and the transportation is smart.

A view of Naya Raipur from Capitol Complex. (HT Photo)

“You can see buildings of all hues here. The only missing link is the people. Unless people start living here the city will not grow. Why will people stay here?” says Anshuman Vohra, who works in a construction company and is a temporary resident.

The problem, he says, is in the lack of “retail outlets, affordable schools or health care facilities”.

Amaravati progress

With Naya Raipur’s experience still fresh, Amaravati, the upcoming greenfield capital of Andhra Pradesh, is treading cautiously. The city is still at a very nascent stage of its existence. It was declared the capital only in 2014, when Telangana was carved out of the state.

One of the first things Andhra chief minister Chandrababu Naidu did to ensure Amaravati succeeded was to pack his bags and shift base to the new capital from Hyderabad. His cabinet colleagues and bureaucrats gingerly followed. In record time, a temporary secretariat, assembly building, other offices and staff quarters were built as nearly 6,000 government officials moved in with their families.

The energy in the city is palpable, with construction work dominating the horizon. People are erecting new buildings to rent them out, and more than a dozen small hotels have come up in nearby villages such as Velagupudi and Malkapuram. Two technical education institutions opened last month.

“The local economy is thriving. Most of the new residents have, for the time being, settled down in either one of the villages near the Secretariat Building or in Vijaywada and Guntur,” said M Venkat Rao, 48, a resident of Malkapuram village.

Despite the initial momentum, officials here realise that building a city from the scratch is not easy.

“The major challenge is funding. We are a revenue-deficit state. We can’t use all our funds to develop Amaravati. The Centre has so far given Rs 2,500 crore but the requirement in the next three years is over Rs 32,000 crore. We are tying up with multilateral agencies for garnering more resources,” said Dr Sreedhar Cherukuri, commissioner, Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority. He added, “Earlier our work revolved around building the administrative capital. But we are now focusing on economic development.”

Learning from mistakes

Naya Raipur might have one of the best physical infrastructures, but the government failed to factor in a crucial aspect when it planned its new capital: social infrastructure.

“We thought once the physical infra is in place, people will shift. But there are no retail outlets, no economic activity. There have to be employment generation opportunities. We are addressing these issues. Our central business district will be ready by early next year. Once that is ready, and with the chief minister and governor’s house — where work will start soon — done, we are hopeful people will also move in,” said Mukesh Bansal, CEO, NRDA. Since Independence, three greenfield capitals have come up in India: Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar and Gandhinagar. Except for Chandigarh, the other two, especially Gandhinagar took a long time to come to life.

According to urban experts, cities such as Gandhinagar and Naya Raipur take decades to pick up because planners who design new cities do not study the Indian psyche.

“In India, people want to live in a city where there is social cohesion… people want to talk to each other, interact. The new cities such as Naya Raipur do not provide this. Social sustainability is not there. That is why these cities have failed to attract people. Borrowing concepts from other countries won’t work here because they are so alien to the needs and habits of people,” said Saswat Bandyopadhyay, professor of planning at Ahmedabad’s CEPT University.

Building new cities should be based on economic impulse, a sound business case, says Srikanth Viswanathan, CEO, Janaagraha. “A city is not created just by constructing roads and buildings. Trade, investment and economy have to be taken care of,” he said.

For Naya Raipur to have a life, urban experts say the first step will be to move the government lock, stock, and barrel to the city. Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh can take inspiration from his Andhra counterpart, who realised very early that for moving people to a new city, he will have to make the first move. “I knew if I shifted to Amaravati, my ministers and bureaucrats will follow suit. Once the government comes, governance will follow. This helped build people’s trust,” N Chandrababu Naidu told HT.

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/amaravati-and-naya-raipur-it-takes-more-than-construction-to-build-new-cities/story-4i67EVwb8PR44Tk0A5STDK.html

NAYA RAIPUR TO HAVE NAT’L GROUND WATER TRAINING RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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The Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water Training Research Institute will be established in the new capital city, officials informed.

Notably, the United Nations (UN) had also decided to set up a Technology Innovation Laboratory in Naya Raipur in May this year.

Notably, on June 23 last year, Union Minister of State for Power and Coal (Independent charge) Piyush Goyal on his visit to Naya Raipur had also announced to set up an Innovation Lab on the newly built IIIT campus within the next two years.

The move would help students get an opportunity to take up research and innovation projects of their interest, he said.

Goyal was speaking after inaugurating the IIIT campus building at Naya Raipur adding, it (IIIT) will become a catalyst of growth in IT and Telecom sector.

“The institute will become a catalyst of growth in Information Technology and Telecom sector in the coming days. Not only in Chhattisgarh, but students from this institute will serve in the entire country,” he had stated.

Spread over 50 acres of land, the state-of-art campus is jointly built by Chhattisgarh government and NTPC Ltd at a cost of Rs 200 crore in Naya Raipur.

“With the collaboration of NTPC, the State government would establish an Innovation Lab in the IIIT premises where renowned scientists from eminent institutes across the world will be called to guide the students to take up research and technology projects,” he had stated.

The lab will provide an opportunity to students to showcase their talent in area of research and innovation and will also help greatly in discovering and introducing new technology in coal, mining, power generation though thermal, solar and wind energy, Goyal said.

Appreciating the IIIT building, Goyal had stated, “It resembles the structure of Belur Math founded by Swami Vivekanand.I hope the students will take it as an inspiration and excel in their future.”

In his address Chief Minister Raman Singh had stated that the State Government will take every possible initiative to make this institute- one of the best institutes of the country, he said.

Higher Education and Technical Education Minister Prem Prakash Pandey had announced in his address that in this IIIT, 50 per cent seats will be reserved for youth of Chhattisgarh, 15 per cent for NTPC and 35 per for students from across the country and abroad.

Notably, the Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) is going for further development of Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) campus with proposed construction of some more new buildings, officials informed.

Notably, the Chhattisgarh government last year had also taken up the task of converting the IIIT premises here into a ‘Green Campus’.

The task involves planting a huge number of trees in the campus of the height of 6 to 7 feet besides development of a sprawling lawn in the campus.

A large number of avenue plants are being planted in the campus.

Notably, the intake for admissions to B.Tech (ECE) and B.Tech (CSE) had been increased in the last academic session by 20 seats each at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT).

Previously the seat strength was 40 each for courses which had now been increased to 60 each.

NRDA will also develop a Training Center for Directorate of Horticulture & Farm Forestry in the new capital city, officials informed.

Notably, the Chhattisgarh Government has prepared a five-year master plan to provide a fillip to the cultivation of horticulture based crops in the State.

The master plan is for the period 2017-18 to 2021-22, officials informed.

Horticulture is a sunrise sector in the State. The Horticulture crops cover an acreage of 7.41 lakh hectares and production is about 85.95 lakh metric tonnes, officials informed.

The acreage under horticulture crops had increased several times since 2004-05.

According to the master plan, the target is to increase acerage of horticulture crops by about 4.52 lakh hectares. The increase in acerage will cover fruits, vegetables, masala (spices) crops and flowers.

Under the Central Government’s Micro-Irrigation Mission Project about 75,000 hectares land had been brought under micro-irrigation in Chhattisgarh. The proposal is to bring in additional 2.34 lakh additional land under the micro-irrigation during the next five years.

An additional investment of Rs 1405 crore  is likely to be incurred on the project.  Farmers will be trained in the processing of horticulture crops.

Additional training centers in production of horticulture crops will be established under the Private Partnership Plan (PPP), officials informed.

Agriculture expert teams also will visit all the villages in the State and guide the farmers.  About 30,000 farmers and 185 employees will be trained in the coming years and 100 farmers will be sent overseas on a study tour.

The Horticulture Department officials said that under the Post-Harvest Management, a network of cold storages and pack houses will be established to prevent the damage of perishable commodities like fruits, vegetables and flowers in the entire State.

Raipur, August 11, 2016: Knight Frank India, the leading global property consultants, today released an exhaustive report on the two newly carved out state capitals of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh –Naya Raipur and Amaravathi respectively. Titled, ‘The New Power Centres’, the report explores the potential of the proposed capitals to become world class cities and influencer zones.

The state of Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000 and Raipur, the most populous and largest city in the state, was made its capital. However, Raipur did not have the necessary infrastructure to function as the capital of the new state and hence the need for Naya Raipur as a new state capital. Naya Raipur is the first Greenfield state capital city project in 21st-century India followed by Amaravathi. These are fourth and fifth Greenfield capital cities, the first three being Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar and Gandhinagar.

Naya Raipur’s unique positioning & proposed developments:

  • Proximity to the Raipur–Vizianagaram and Mumbai–Kolkata railway lines; Easy access NH-6 and NH-43
  • Absence of mining areas and several pollution free zones with proximity to airport and presence of water bodies will be helpful for developing recreational spots across the city
  • The Naya Raipur Development Plan has allocated 26.36% or 21.13 sq. km. area for residential development, highest apart from allocating 26.66% or 21.37 sq .km. area for recreational areas
  • Availability of water due to proximity to the Mahanadi river and Mahanadi Canal and abundant availability of government-owned land makes it extremely popular choice
  • Independent existence despite proximity to Raipur; divided by the fully functional Swami Vivekananda Airport that is currently awaiting international status  ·

 

Naya Raipur has an international cricket stadium operational since 2013. The Secretariat has already been functioning from the Capital Complex since 2012.

Naya Raipur is uniquely positioned and the proposed infrastructure includes Central Park spread across 70 acres, Logistics Hub over 176 hectares, SEZs and IT SEZs and Central Business District spread across 103 hectares to name a few. The government also proposes to set up an electronic manufacturing cluster at an estimated cost of Rs. 105 crores. Major impetus is given to education and land has been allocated to IIM, AIIMS, Shankar Netralaya and Ayurvedic University.

Currently the real estate prices in Naya Raipur are approx. Rs. 2500-2800 per sq. ft. in Sector 27 and Rs. 2300-2500 per sq. ft. in Sector 29. The real estate market in Raipur, especially in the micro-markets on the way to Naya Raipur is witnessing hectic construction activity. At present the bright spots for real estate sector within the influence zone in Raipur are along NH-6 and NH-43.

Micro markets in North & East Raipur have gained importance on account of their proximity to Naya Raipur and the real estate prices in the micro markets of Ama Seoni, Shankar Nagar and Saddu are between Rs. 1800-3400 per sq. ft, while West Raipur with a fairly established infrastructure and proximity to AIIMS Raipur currently has an edge over other locations. South Raipur, one of the emerging micro markets in the Raipur real estate market also holds a promise due to its proximity to Naya Raipur and the airport and is connected by NH 43. The average prices in select micro markets comprising Amlidih, Deopuri and Kamal Vihar range between Rs. 2500 to Rs. 3200 per sq. ft.

Some of the prominent names in the public and private sector, who have committed investments in Naya Raipur include Container Corporation of India, Jindal Group and National Building Construction Corporation to name a few.

Commenting on the report Dr. Samantak Das, Chief Economist and National Director, Researchsaid, “Naya Raipur is the first planned state capital in the 21st century and has the potential to change the face of Chhattisgarh. However, one has to have a long term view for the investment to fetch the desired returns. The government has to move swiftly and ensure that the proposed development of Naya Raipur goes according to plan. The impact of Naya Raipur is already visible in the micro markets of Raipur, especially those that are close to Naya Raipur. Micro markets in the North, East and South Raipur along with Naya Raipur will form the influence zone, which will become an urban agglomeration. As plans for the new capital start firming up on the ground, more involvement of companies from the private sector can be expected.”

ew Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) Energy management and automation firm Schneider Electric India will develop greenfield integrated smart city of Naya Raipur, the company announced today.
It signed a contract with the Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) today for development of the first such greenfield city of Naya Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, Schneider Electric India said in a statement.
According to the statement, the integrated project will be executed by Schneider Electric, along with consortium partner IL&FS Technologies.
The contract was signed between Schneider Electric India, IL&FS Technologies and the NRDA.
“It is a happy moment for us today as the Naya Raipur Smart City project takes off with the consortium and our partners. This is a unique project, one whose organic growth we shall pursue aggressively,” said Rajat Kumar, CEO, Naya Raipur Development Authority, in the statement.
Kumar further said, “The project shall be spread across verticals and integrate these diversified segments and I look to our dynamic team to make this real in a short span of time.”
Schneider Electric will be responsible for executing the entire gamut of integrated Command and Control Centre and its overall integration covering transportation, surveillance, citizen applications, end-to-end smart grid solutions, end- to-end water management system and integrated building management system.
The NRDA is looking to make Naya Raipur to be the first integrated city and aims to develop four pillars related to the same — institutional (including governance and legal framework), physical, social and economic infrastructure.
The authority wants to deliver critical services like 24×7 supply of quality water, metering of water connections, complete automatic generation of utility bills by application system, enhanced city security and safety, citizen-based mobile apps and city portals, including increased situational awareness, to achieve a high level of operational readiness and substantial increase in efficiency of operators and management.
“We are delighted to be a key partner in delivering a world-class integrated city with a focus on safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity of citizens. We shall leverage advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, analytics, and cybersecurity technologies to make Naya Raipur a true smart city,” Prakash Chandraker, MD and Vice-President, Schneider Electric Infrastructure, said in the statement.
Schneider Electric is a specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of nearly ?25 billion in 2015- 16, its 1,44,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries. PTI KKS ARD

 

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Christel House India launched its third school in India on February 10, 2017, with an inauguration ceremony overseen by Dr. Raman Singh, Honorable Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh and Christel DeHaan, Founder and CEO of Christel House. The event was attended by hundreds of students, parents, and supporters. Christel House India – Naya Raipur joins schools in Nayaraipur and Bangalore.

“Educating and empowering underprivileged children in Naya Raipur become self-sufficient, productive citizens will support India’s economic and social growth,” says Ms. DeHaan. “Naya Raipur is one of the early ‘smart cities’ in India. Christel House is delighted to be part of the premier educational institution hub to be created in the city.”

Currently the Naya Raipur facility has 210 students enrolled from kindergarten through Grade 2 with plans to add a new grade each school year.

Christel House India was recently endorsed in a comprehensive assessment study on the effectiveness of its education approach and specifically its College & Careers program. The efficacy study conducted by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP found that a student starting in kindergarten at Christel House India is eight times more likely to successfully complete the grade 12 pre-university exam and 19 times more likely to graduate from a tertiary education program when compared to government schools serving a similar demographic.

Waste management is in mess at Nayaraipur . No rules followed, garbage getting burned inside sector27  in residential area, we have complaint to related authority  but still no final solutions . See photos.. Please do take strict action and stop this illegal waste disposal ASAP. This is playing with resident health.

 

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Naya Raipur to usher in a new era of development in Chhattisgarh, says Knight Frank
29 August 2016
Raipur, August 11, 2016: Knight Frank India, the leading global property consultants, today released an exhaustive report on the two newly carved out state capitals of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh – Naya Raipur and Amaravathi respectively. Titled, ‘The New Power Centres’, the report explores the potential of the proposed capitals to become world class cities and influencer zones.

The state of Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000 and Raipur, the most populous and largest city in the state, was made its capital. However, Raipur did not have the necessary infrastructure to function as the capital of the new state and hence the need for Naya Raipur as a new state capital. Naya Raipur is the first Greenfield state capital city project in 21st-century India followed by Amaravathi. These are fourth and fifth Greenfield capital cities, the first three being Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar and Gandhinagar.

Naya Raipur’s unique positioning & proposed developments:

· Proximity to the Raipur–Vizianagaram and Mumbai–Kolkata railway lines; Easy access NH-6 and NH-43

· Absence of mining areas and several pollution free zones with proximity to airport and presence of water bodies will be helpful for developing recreational spots across the city

· The Naya Raipur Development Plan has allocated 26.36% or 21.13 sq. km. area for residential development, highest apart from allocating 26.66% or 21.37 sq .km. area for recreational areas

· Availability of water due to proximity to the Mahanadi river and Mahanadi Canal and abundant availability of government-owned land makes it extremely popular choice

· Independent existence despite proximity to Raipur; divided by the fully functional Swami Vivekananda Airport that is currently awaiting international status ·

Naya Raipur has an international cricket stadium operational since 2013. The Secretariat has already been functioning from the Capital Complex since 2012.

Naya Raipur is uniquely positioned and the proposed infrastructure includes Central Park spread across 70 acres, Logistics Hub over 176 hectares, SEZs and IT SEZs and Central Business District spread across 103 hectares to name a few. The government also proposes to set up an electronic manufacturing cluster at an estimated cost of Rs. 105 crores. Major impetus is given to education and land has been allocated to IIM, AIIMS, Shankar Netralaya and Ayurvedic University.

Currently the real estate prices in Naya Raipur are approx. Rs. 2500-2800 per sq. ft. in Sector 27 and Rs. 2300-2500 per sq. ft. in Sector 29. The real estate market in Raipur, especially in the micro-markets on the way to Naya Raipur is witnessing hectic construction activity. At present the bright spots for real estate sector within the influence zone in Raipur are along NH-6 and NH-43.

Micro markets in North & East Raipur have gained importance on account of their proximity to Naya Raipur and the real estate prices in the micro markets of Ama Seoni, Shankar Nagar and Saddu are between Rs. 1800-3400 per sq. ft, while West Raipur with a fairly established infrastructure and proximity to AIIMS Raipur currently has an edge over other locations. South Raipur, one of the emerging micro markets in the Raipur real estate market also holds a promise due to its proximity to Naya Raipur and the airport and is connected by NH 43. The average prices in select micro markets comprising Amlidih, Deopuri and Kamal Vihar range between Rs. 2500 to Rs. 3200 per sq. ft.

Some of the prominent names in the public and private sector, who have committed investments in Naya Raipur include Container Corporation of India, Jindal Group and National Building Construction Corporation to name a few.

Commenting on the report Dr. Samantak Das, Chief Economist and National Director, Research said, “Naya Raipur is the first planned state capital in the 21st century and has the potential to change the face of Chhattisgarh. However, one has to have a long term view for the investment to fetch the desired returns. The government has to move swiftly and ensure that the proposed development of Naya Raipur goes according to plan. The impact of Naya Raipur is already visible in the micro markets of Raipur, especially those that are close to Naya Raipur. Micro markets in the North, East and South Raipur along with Naya Raipur will form the influence zone, which will become an urban agglomeration. As plans for the new capital start firming up on the ground, more involvement of companies from the private sector can be expected.”

Detailed report

http://content.knightfrank.com/research/1004/documents/en/power-cities-3974.pdf

t is one of the beautiful and the newest lake in Naya Raipur. Sendh Lake is the most beautiful attraction of this planned city of Chattisgarh. The road side along the perimeter of the lake makes a open space for a long drive along it. The drive along the lake side is not less than the Marine Drive of Mumbai.

The new lake is getting more popular as the days goes by. Travelers from all around the world come to its magnificent sunset view. It is a place where anyone can relax peacefully and easily spent an evening with no city rush.

Special in Sendh Lake: A long drive along the Lake perimeter

 

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