Keyword : Urban Governance

Thiruvananthapuram tops in urban governance: Janaagraha survey

  Thiruvananthapuram retained its number one position in 2016 for urban governance. Pune came in at second, up two ranks over 2015 and Kolkata, third, same as 2015, said the Annu

Why Delhi – or for that matter any Indian city – can’t become London

A stretch of road running about a couple of kilometres in east Delhi is very much the core of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia’s constituency. In recent months, the civic authorities (whi

Control and execution of functions by city governments

Importance of strengthening city governance  Cities in India contribute to about 60% of the economic output of the country, acting as the engines of economic growth [

A place of local democracy in pandemic governance: The case of Mumbai

Democracy in India is now taken for a fact, with an unstated assumption that all our institutions are democratic and hence often our successes and more often failures are attributed to ‘democ

How to help Covid-hit Mumbai get back on track

The Covid -19 havoc has raised concerns of economic revival, following social distancing norms in crowded public transport, challenges of online learning specially for the poor, migrants and inform

How Odisha is paving the way for gender mainstreaming in urban governance

There are two parallel narratives to India’s growth story. While one is steering towards achieving rapid economic growth, aiming for the $5 trillion economy, the other, in stark contrast, is

Mumbai Coastal Road project makes progress

In line with its plans, 17% of work on the Mumbai Coastal Road, the Maharashtra government’s ambitious infrastructure project to decongest traffic movement in the megacity, has been completed

Beyond open defecation: Tackling solid waste management issues

Antony Waste Handling Cell (AWHC) has been offering its services in handling municipal solid waste (MSW) across India for the past 19 years. When AWHC made its initial public offer (IPO) during Dec

Uddhav inaugurates largest tunnel boring machine for Mumbai Coastal Road

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has launched the largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) for the Mumbai Coastal Road project at Priyadarshini Park, in Malabar Hill area of South Mumbai.

How the colonial rulers combated “this insidious and growing danger” of dust and smoke

Dust and Smoke: Air Pollution and Colonial Urbanism: India, c. 1860-1940 By Awadhendra Sharan

Innovating with purpose: Leveraging GIS to build smart cities and communities

As per the UN estimates, India’s urban population increased by 91 million in the last decade. By 2030, India is expected to be home to seven mega-cities with a population above an astounding

‘Extend Mumbai Model post-pandemic to improve civic services’

The ‘Mumbai Model’, which helped the city beat Covid-19, came in for praise from the supreme court too. The BMC can now extend that model of decentralisation for more efficiency in day-

Thackeray, Pawar lay foundation stone for BDD Chawls redevelopment

Inaugurating the project to redevelop the famed BDD Chawls at Jamboree Maidan in Worli area of central Mumbai, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray appealed to the residents not to sell thei

Mumbai gets 35 electric and automated buses

Making public transport environment-friendly, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has inducted 35 electric buses to Mumbai’s fleet under the central government’s FAME II project

SRA will take over 500 stalled projects: Jitendra Awhad

Thousands of slum dwellers are on the streets, not even getting rent for several years as many projects are stuck under the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme. Now the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) w

Maharashtra starts online suburban railway pass distribution

After announcing further relaxations from August 15 onwards including offline e-pass facility for travel on suburban local trains for fully vaccinated citizens, the Maharashtra government has annou

Nearly all Mumbai councillors don’t prioritize citizens’ concerns: Report

Citizens’ complaints are one of the most important aspects of a councillor’s responsibilities to take up with the municipal corporation. Unfortunately for Mumbai’s citizens 219 (9

Mumbai commissioner wants potholes fixed within 2-3 weeks

With the menace of potholes resurfacing on city roads, Mumbai’s no-nonsense municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has given strict instructions to fix them on a priority basis within two-

Powering India’s Smart Cities Mission with drones

In 2015, India started its Smart Cities Mission (SCM) with the purpose of harnessing technology to initiate infrastructural makeovers and transform the country into a more liveable, economically dy

In 4 years, BMC received 46,235 road related complaints; 17,908 for potholes: Praja report

Between F.Y. 2017-18 and 2020-21, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) received 17,908 complaints related to potholes. 54,029 SWM complaints were registered of which 40% were for garb

Visionary Talks: Dr. Naresh Trehan, CMD Medanta Heart Institute with Kailashnath Adhikari



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