Category: Happening Cities


PM Modi hands the award for ‘Cleanest City’ to Indore in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 Rankings

On May 16th, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announced the results of the survey undertaken under Swachh Survekshan between January and March this year. For the second time, Indore, the commercial hub of Madhya Pradesh, was declared the cleanest city in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the award to Mayor Malini […]

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CM N Chandrababu Naidu urges investors to invest in AP

N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh recently, attended a round-table conference organised by Barclays Bank in Singapore to woo investors in Singapore and across the globe to look for opportunities in Andhra Pradesh. He also assured that TDP government will build one lakh hotel rooms and put in place a strong infrastructure. Speaking at […]

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Sanitation campaign organised to clean up ghats in Patna concludes

A sanitation campaign organised in Patna under Swachhta Pakhwada (cleanliness fortnight) came to an end on Saturday. The drive was joined by BJP leader C.P. Thakur, along with hundreds of volunteers, students and residents, swept away trash and remains of puja offerings along the Gandhi Ghat. The drive began from National Project Construction Corporation Limited’s […]

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CPPR initiates KPTD to curb traffic and pollution related problems

To aid the reduction of traffic congestion, pollution-related issues of the Kochi, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) a think tank based in the city initiated Kochi Public Transport Day is a yearlong campaign(KPTD). In the campaign CPPR associates with the local self-government, various civil society organisations, governmental departments and the residents of Kochi to […]

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Kochi to host Global Digital Summit

Kochi will play host to a Global Digital Summit on March 22 and 23, the panel will discuss on how business can keep up amidst ever-rising consumer expectations and “disruptive innovation.” The first of the six panel discussions over the two days of the summit will focus on ‘The Future of Travel and Transportation’ where […]

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Mumbai joins ‘World Cities Culture Forum’

In its first, Mumbai becomes the first Indian city that will join the World Cities Culture Forum, the leading collaborative network of world cities that share a belief in the importance of culture for creating thriving metropolitan environments. In a meeting The Mayor of London met Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, to promote London […]

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CSE inaugurates ‘Forum of cities that segregate’

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) inaugurated the ‘Forum of cities that segregate’ along with 20 municipal bodies on 12th December 2017 in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The purpose of the forum was to give participating cities a platform for exchanging knowledge on solid waste management (SWM). The meeting was inaugurated by Chandra […]

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Bangalore’s photo-event highlights farm scenarios

Azim Premji University hosted a photo-exhibition titled ‘The City and the Farms-agriculture in periurban Bengaluru’ in September. The exhibition showcased multiple narratives around unruly urban sprawl engulfing agricultural peripheries of Bangalore. The exhibition was organized by the research team consisting of Seema Purushothaman, Dhanya Bhaskar, Sheetal Patil, Raghvendra Vanjari and Meghana Eswar, School of Development, […]

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Amaravati attracts Singapore industrialists to invest in the city

A high-level delegation from Andhra Pradesh led by Principal Secretary (Investments and Infrastructure, CRDA) Ajay Jain participated in the Infrastructure Roundtable held in Singapore from September 25 to 27 to attract investors and infrastructure companies for the development of Amaravati. The event was organised by International Enterprise Singapore, an organisation that assists Singapore infrastructure companies […]

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Varanasi to organise Smart City Summit in October

Varanasi Municipal Corporation and Varanasi Smart City Limited, Government of Uttar Pradesh, along with Businessworld Media Group, will be organizing Smart City Summit Uttar Pradesh 2017 – A National Summit on Urban Infrastructure, IT & Transportation on 13th October in Varanasi. The Smart City Summit Uttar Pradesh 2017 will serve as a platform to the […]

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