Aug 1, 2012: This study, which uses a resilience strategy document developed for Gorakhpur as a baseline, suggests potential entry points for climate adaptation in the existing policy and regulatory framework. It also identifies specific action points that may be taken up at the city and state level to mainstream climate resilience. Read More
New Delhi, Feb 18, 2013: Inclusive Social Planning Should Aim At Poverty Reduction, Generation Of Equal Employment Opportunities For All And An Autonomous And Decent Life For The Disabled says Kumari Selja
An International Conference on Inclusive Urban Planning by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation is being held here today.
Bangalore, Feb 12, 2013: K. Raju, a 35-year-old a vegetable vendor living in a rented house on Mysore Road, says that he works to earn money for two square meals a day. “I cannot even dream of building my own house in this city,” he says.
Ask him if his house has a toilet, and he says it is the last of his worries. But when the same question was put to his wife R. Radhika, she grumbles. She told The Hindu how difficult it is to manage without a toilet in the house.
January 2013: India's National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP, 2008) defines sanitation as "safe management of human excreta, including its safe confinement treatment, disposal and associated hygiene-related practices."
The NUSP envisages preparation of state sanitation strategies by states and city sanitation plans (CSPs) by cities.
December 2012: Availability of sufficient quantity of safe water is a basic requirement for survival of hman beings. Water can be contaminated by several means. Most of the bacteriological contamination of water originates from the feces of human, animals and birds. Discharge of domestic sewagte, rotten food materials and vegetation also can cause bacteriological contamination of water. Read More
New Delhi, Jan 30, 2013: The Ministry of Urban Development organized a two-day National Workshop for Finalization of Manual on Sewerage and Sewage Treatment — Part: B on Operation & Maintenance and Part: C on Management in New Delhi recently. Workshop on Part: A Engineering Manual was organized earlier.
Definition & Classification
Towns with population one lakh and above.
ii. Urban Agglomeration:
• Continuous urban spread constituting a town and its
• Must consist of at least a statutory town and its population
should not be less than 20,000 as per the 2001 Census.
Jan 2013: With the changing face of Delhi, delivery of essential services like drinking water and sanitation to the people living in slums ought to be a policy priority for the government. However, public spending in the Eleventh Plan (2007-12) for slums seems to have been unresponsive and inadequate, leading to poor utility services governance.
Dec. 31, 2012: Linfen in China offers a significant lesson to Indian cities. It convincingly shows that simple, but vital things such as public toilets are as critical as any large infrastructure project to make cities liveable. For long, Linfen was one of the worst cities in the world to live in. But, in the last four years, it has turned around dramatically, improved living conditions and recently won the UN-Habitat's international best practice award for the Asia and Pacific region.