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Who will pay for the development of our cities?

August 8, 2017 Prachee Mishra 0

From AMRUT to Swachh Bharat to Smart Cities, the wide range of schemes in place reflect the government’s thrust on urban development. But how will these schemes be financed? Here’s a primer on the options available and some recent policies meant to help cities improve their finances. »

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How Mysuru got a new mantra: Save Kukkurahalli Lake

July 31, 2017 Navya R 2

These​ ​Mysureans​ ​have​ ​convinced​ ​the​ ​government​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​the​ ​public​ ​on​ ​how​ ​Kukkurahalli​ ​Lake can​ ​be​ ​restored​ ​without​ ​destroying​ ​its​ ​natural​ ​ecosystem,​ ​by​ ​giving​ ​more​ ​importance​ ​to​ ​biodiversity than​ ​theme​ ​parks​ ​and​ ​boating. »

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Why India’s clean city rankings need a serious rethink!

June 16, 2017 Navya P K 1

The top ranked cities in the Swachh Survekshan 2017 undertaken by the MoUD do not segregate, process or dispose of their waste scientifically. In the first part of an in-depth study, Navya P K finds that the survey criteria are in conflict with the government’s own SWM policy!
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