DPRs, or Detailed Project Reports, prepared according to Swachh Bharat Mission guidelines, should form the base for planning and execution of SWM in urban local bodies. Find out what the CAG says about them in its performance audit report.
If reports, surveys and news headlines from 2018 are anything to go by, the future of our cities is ominous in terms of water availability and access. A recap of five key facts that must guide our efforts towards conserving and enhancing our water resources.
Ineffective plastic ban, flawed collection and handling of e-waste, unauthorised slaughter houses — these and more findings from the CAG’s recent performance audit of solid waste management by urban local bodies in Karnataka paint a sad picture.
India is set to have 5000 waste to energy plants in the next five years that will convert agricultural residue, cattle dung and municipal solid waste into usable biogas. But are the conditions conducive and will it solve the waste crisis in our cities?
In Delhi and other cities in the north, the homeless suffer the most as temperatures plummet while in the eastern metropolis of Kolkata, clean air remains elusive. News from these and other cities in this week’s edition of City Buzz.
Delhi to take steps to curtail food wastage at weddings, Hyderabad grapples with record rainfall, Punekars win fight to save bird sanctuary … all this and more news from cities across the country. Stay informed.
Which will be India’s fastest growing city in the next few years? Why is Kolkata gasping for breath? What’s the latest on the planned rapid transit system in the National Capital Region? Read about all this and more in our weekly capsule of city news.
The Bengaluru Marathon organized by NEB Sports was greener than the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon organized by Procam International on the same date in October this year. Can Procam take some cues and go greener in its next big event — the Tata Mumbai Marathon?
Why are farmers marching to Parliament? What’s behind the astronomical power bills of Mumbai consumers? How is Pune planning to increase the share of public transport usage? Catch all this and more in this week’s buzz.
Almost synonymous with Kashmir, the Dal Lake is dying a slow death, marred by ineffective sewage disposal, rampant encroachments and inefficient administration. The J&K High Court, too, has observed that “crores have been spent so far, but nothing has happened on the ground.”
Why were plans for artificial rain in Delhi stalled? How did Kolkata pip Delhi in air pollution? What can you do with Google’s new Neighbourly app? All this and more from our cities in this week’s buzz.
What’s keeping Mumbai parched? What are the latest measures being mulled in Delhi to combat pollution? Which housing projects will be exempt from prior green clearance? A look back at the important headlines from India’s cities this week.
Citizens blame civic authorities for poor administration and civic management. Defensive officials attribute the rise in numbers to efficient detection and regular reporting. From Jammu to Chennai, and from Guwahati to Pune, here’s the dengue scenario in our cities today.