Bihar’s first solid waste processing site to convert organic waste into compost was inaugurated recently in Muzaffarpur by Suresh Kumar Sharma, the state’s minister for urban development and housing. CSE’s intervention in the city is now being viewed as a model to be replicated in the entire state.
CSE to help prepare city sanitation plans for four towns in Bihar
With NDMC winning the smart city challenge, the contrast between where the government lives and where the rest of the citizens live could not have been more evident and striking
Date: 14 to 16 July, 2015 The Water Programme at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), recently conducted a three day training programme on "Water Sensitive Design and Planning: Towards Sustainable Urban Development" on July 14-16, 2015. It was organized under the "Capacity Building of Urban Local Body" (CBULB) programme sponsored by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India.
Smart is as smart does. The NDA government’s proposal to build 100 “smart” cities will work only if it can reinvent the very idea of urban growth in a country like India. Smart thinking will require the government to not only copy the model cities of the already developed Western world, but also find a new measure of liveability that will work for Indian situation, where the cost of growth is unaffordable for most.
August 12, 2013 Supported by: CCBP NURM, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India and Government of Puducherry
We never expected public transport to catch the political imagination in the car maniacal city of Delhi. So we were pleasantly surprised by the recent budget of the Delhi government. The transport sector has hogged the biggest pie of the total budgetary allocation – nearly one-fourth of the total plan outlay. Apparently this is spurred by its commitment to complete all public transport projects in the pipeline – high capacity bus system, and electric trolley bus system within three years.
But has the scheme really benefited cities? What is the current status of implementation of the projects proposed under JNNURM? Have there really been any long- or short-term reforms in the way India’s cities are growing? The Planning Commission's half-term review of the scheme is due this year. What is the review most likely to find?