Data ecosystem in smart cities
Implications for technology based interventions during the pandemic: Lessons from India Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

Disease control is a long-standing consideration in building smart city architecture, while humanitarian actions are increasingly digitised. However, there are competing city visions being employed in the COVID-19 response.

National data policies need to promote standardisation and encourage local innovation (Image: Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)
Challenges to India’s urban water security and future growth patterns
Water resources in most Indian cities are overworked and overused, and not adequately replenished. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year ago

Linkages between water security and socio-economic growth

Cities in India are marked by unequal distribution of water, lack of access, outdated infrastructure and minimal enforcement of rainwater harvesting and other means of supply. (Image: Anish Roy, Pixabay)
Cyclone Fani ravages Odisha's ecological hotspots
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 8 months ago

Odisha's ecological hotspots severely affected by cyclone

After a cyclonic storm (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Dealing with urban waste
While India continues to be besieged by waste, a new book on waste management looks at how a minimal waste society can be created. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 3 months ago

When it comes to managing huge piles of waste, Indian metros have a monumental task in hand. As per 2011 figures, Delhi is the biggest waste generator with 6800 tonnes of waste being produced daily.

Pushpa leads the struggle against Bhalaswa landfill that contaminates Delhi's groundwater.
Centre speeds up its Clean Ganga Mission
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years ago

Centre to involve public, private firms for urban sewage treatment and Ganga clean up 

Ganga river at Gadmukteshwar (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Godavari, Krishna rivers are interlinked
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 4 months ago

Godavari, Krishna rivers interlinked

Prakasam Barrage across Krishna river (Source: Subhash Chandra via Wikipedia)
Water and facilities flow better into cities
An analysis of Census 2011 data confirms many known facts--the urban beats the rural when it comes to treated tap water supply, access to water testing labs and much more. makarandpurohit posted 6 years 8 months ago

Sixty eight percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them.

Rural-Urban Drinking Water Supply Gap, Census 2011
Gujarat among the most water-starved states in India:UN
News this week: Groundwater depletion makes Gujarat a water-starved state, says UN; Surat units all set to use recycled water; SANDRP urges Maharashtra CM to withdraw irrigation projects. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 9 months ago

Gujarat among the most water-starved states in India: UN

Water scarcity in Gujarat (Source: WebGovernments)
Rain rain go away, our cities can't keep the water at bay!
Poor urban planning and reckless construction leave India incapable of welcoming the much-needed monsoon. ravleen posted 8 years 7 months ago

Breaking news! The monsoon is here! It hit Kerala on June 1 and with that put an end to newspapers stories on drought in India highlighted by pictures of farmers standing on cracked earth and staring up at the sunny skies. However, very soon there will be Page-1 picture spreads of water-logged cities with traffic jams and harried people titled "The city is drowning"!

Water logging on city streets
Transformation of Surat, Gujarat, to a second cleanest city in India
Surat in Gujarat achieves remarkable transformation as one of the cleanest cities in less than two years after the plague of December 1994 due to proper municipal management rajshekar posted 12 years 8 months ago

This case study by All India Institute of Local Self Government deals with the transformation of Surat, from a city infested with plague to second cleanest city in India.  This transformation was largely due to improved municipal management, which was brought about by a strong leadership.

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