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Promotes Non motorized transport

Centre for Rural Development
Centre for Rural Development (CRD) is an NGO working in the developmental sector especially to empower rural people, urban poor and marginalized population.

Policy action

Guwahati has taken lead in introducing JnNURM buses in the north east and the bus system is experiencing growth in ridership. The current master plan is based on integrated transport-land use planning and aims to improve mobility. This plan is based on traffic and transportation studies

 

Air Pollution control:

  • Air quality monitoring stations have been set up.

Guwhati

Guwahati is the largest city in the North-East Region of India, with a population of 8,18,809 (2001 census). Guwahati is a major commercial, educational and cultural centre. The city is experiencing rapid expansion and changes in urban morphology and major corridor roads suffer from insufficient right of way. Guwahati has taken the lead in introducing low floor city buses in the north-east but requires further modernization and integration with city planning and management initiatives.

Bangalore

 Bangalore (Bengaluru) has witnessed phenomenal spurt with the rapid growth in the IT industry and other job opportunities in the city. This is exploding vehicle numbers. Cars today are as much as 90 per cent of the total registered vehicles in the city. Traffic volume has exceeded the designed capacity of the roads and there is barely any space left to park cars. Public transport is fighting for road space. The city needs urgent mobility transition….

Campaigns for better urban planning

Environment support Group

Environment Support Group (ESG) is an independent not-for-profit non-governmental organization, founded in 1996 with a focus on research, training, campaign support, and advocacy.

Action:

Connects people to facilitate active citizenship

Praja
Praja.in is gearing to be the networking place for active and caring citizens by building a platform with Internet based tools for modern day and constructive activism.

Action:

  • Praja.in has launched internet forums on the following issues:

Campaigns for better urban governance

CIVIC Bangalore

CIVIC Bangalore set up in 1992, by a group of individuals from diverse background -- business, development and social sciences, academic and professional to make Bangalore a better place. CIVIC’s priorities are inclusive, transparent and participatory governance.

Policy Action

First generation action has taken roots. The city is yet to meet the clean air standards. Policy decisions and action so far in the city

Action on vehicles

  • The city has introduced Bharat Stage Euro IV norms for vehicles in 2010

  • Pre-mix oil dispensers for 2 stroke 2 & 3 wheelers and to ban sale of loose 2T oil.

  • Supply of 5 % ethanol blended petrol since 9 May, 2003.

BIS to release Phthalates standard in two months

The Bombay High Court directed the Bureau of Indian Standards on March 24,2011 to set standards on phthalates in toys within two months. The court also directed the Ministry of Commerce, once the BIS sets standards, to issue a notification mandating the phthalates standards in toys.

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