The ‘world’s largest cleanliness survey’ encompassing 4,237 cities in the country has turned up some consistent winners and some emerging movers. Check out the winners and losers across the different categories.
Will Delhi finally be able to end manual scavenging with technology? What are Mumbai Metro’s plans with the historic loan from ADB? And why is Kolkata Metro causing serious concern among commuters? Catch a recap of some of the important headlines from our cities last week.
What’s the new plan in Kolkata to further integrate its public transport systems? How’s Mumbai making its beaches cleaner and safer? What is Operation Cobra doing in Trivandrum? A quick wrap of some important developments from our cities.
Organisers of the recently concluded Mumbai marathon had promised to take several steps to make their event a green one. In post-event reflection, runners and observers share what they got right and what could be improved.
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.
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.
Roads made out of plastic waste have been touted as a solution to the mounting plastic crisis in the country. What has been the experience of Indian states and cities with this approach so far? And what are the primary challenges?
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.
Walk past the stretches where towering billboards loom over you on both sides, advertising everything from paan masala to entertainment apps, and you are sure to feel claustrophobic. The quintessential azure sky with white cottony clouds is now invisible.