Water ATMs installed and maintained by several private vendors in collaboration with the Delhi Jal Board and municipal corporations are providing purified potable water for as less as 30 paise a litre in certain areas, So, where are these and how do they function?
How do firms set up a complaints committee, what’s the process to handle sexual harassment? What are the preventive measures to ensure respectful, dignified and inclusive working environment for all employees?
It really isn’t just about coffee anymore. A distinctive café revolution has taken place across cities, with several run by, or employing, people who would otherwise find it difficult to find a space in mainstream society — from those with special needs to the HIV positive to acid attack survivors.
A traders’ market in Kolkata is reduced to ashes. Delhi’s parking policy could mean costlier vehicles. Hyderabad gets a new city action force, while the urban affairs ministry eyes new plans to tackle flooding in cities. Catch all this and more in our weekly round up of city news.
Despite several voices in favour of the proposed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, its passage remains stalled in the Rajya Sabha. What’s more, even transport unions and workers seem deeply opposed to it in principle. A look at the contentious provisions that have met with objection.
There are several reasons why the MSP has little to do with how much you pay for the food items you consume. Here’s a primer for the urban citizen, who invariably feels jittery when the government announces a rise in support prices for the farmer.
Delhi supplies the cheapest electricity compared to most other mega cities. That, combined with badly designed buildings and poor AC standards, is leading to a whopping, unsustainable consumption of energy, finds a CSE analysis.
Upgrading the port city’s western waterways and canals can have a positive impact on not just transportation, but also the city’s economics and culture, finds new research at ICRIER. But what are the challenges to look out for?