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.
Solar pumps and solar irrigation are not new to India as the first program to install solar pumps started close to three decades back in 1993
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India released an independent appraisal report on the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) recently. The report captures the progress of the flagship initiative and recommendations for further improvements.
Thousands of Mumbai’s citizens are disconnected from the city’s water supply network. This photo essay reports on the impact of the poor governance of this essential resource on informal urban settlements.
COVID-19 has been spreading fast in rural areas while issues related to its management and the government’s response to the pandemic remain.
The onset of a second wave of COVID-19 has inflicted havoc in urban centers and even in the national capital which has somewhat sound state-of-the-art health system.
For decades, governments, philanthropies, CSRs and CSOs have been exploring ways to ensure water security for both lifeline activities and livelihoods.
Migrant workers had been assured multiple times that an economic lockdown will not be imposed and yet by mid-April reverse migration was in full swing.