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Kejriwal govt to identify single-use plastic littering hotspots; shut mfg units by Jun 2022
The Delhi government will identify single-use plastic littering hotspots and the entry points of such items into water bodies and drains by October 31 this year, according to a draft action plan......
Most states choose to extend Covid curbs, with a few relaxations
Bihar, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh on Monday extended COVID-induced lockdown or curfew though there will be some relaxation in curbs. IMAGE: A police personnel stops a commuter near the......
'Jagan Wash': YSR Cong sweeps Andhra local body polls
In a landslide of unprecedented scale that is now being described as 'Jagan Wash', the ruling YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday swept the elections to the urban local bodies, literally......
J-K gears up for first polls post Article 370 abrogation
Preparations are on in full swing for the first elections in Jammu and Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370 and reorganisation of the erstwhile state with political parties making the last......
Indore gets cleanest city tag for 4th time in a row
Indore was adjudged India's cleanest city for a fourth straight year while Surat and Navi Mumbai grabbed the second and third positions respectively, as the Centre announced the results of its......
Sitharaman to meet CMs, state FMs on Monday
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will on Monday meet chief ministers and state finance ministers to discuss measures to attract private investments to help boost the economy. Finance......
Disaster risks grow, as India's cities flounder
Poor land-use planning, indiscriminate approvals of building plans and the absence of disaster-risk assessment in urban design have resulted in what experts term concentrated concretization,......
Smart City project expected to boost economy
Government has announced Rs 48,000 crore or Rs 480 billion for development of 100 Smart cities out of which 98 names were declared and rest two will be nominated in due course. Image: Image:......
Mass exodus: 400 million people headed to cash-strapped Indian cities
The time is ripe for debate on city governments in India While local governments in China get 25% of total public revenue, it is only 3% in India, indicating the parlous state of finances in......
How to make unsmart cities smart
A Report on Intelligent Urbanization, prepared in 2010 for the Confederation of Indian Industry by Booz & Co and Cisco, offers some bold and comprehensive ideas, notes Subir Roy The country is to......
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