Category: Healthy Cities

Water conservation and harvesting – A Case Study from JR Nagar

JR nagar Colony has recently received attention for the commendable work done for water conservation and harvesting by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC). The colony lies in the ward 9 zone II of the Visakhapatnam city.  Looking at the efforts put by the colony, Dr KSR Murthy, President of the colony had compiled a […]

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How has behavioural science helped in fulfilling the ‘Clean India’ dream?

India was declared open defecation by the year-end of 2019. The findings published by the National Statistical Survey Office shows that around 71.3% of the rural households and 96.2% of the urban households had access to urban sanitation than the claimed 100%. This is still a huge leap from when the mission was introduced in […]

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Uttarakhand gets its first Water Policy and of Uttarakhand Water Resources Management and Regulatory Commission

It’s been 19 years that the state of Uttarakhand came into existence, since then there has been no water policy for the state until now. After nearly a decade’s excruciating wait; now, the state’s water policy has come into existence. Earlier the irrigation department completed a draft policy last month,which was going to be presented […]

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Swachh Bharat Programme spurs the Sanitaryware Business in India

Flagship programmes of Swachh Bharat Campaign along with other programmes like PMAY – Housing for All and Smart Cities Mission have spurred the manufacturing of sanitaryware in India. The current market size of the sanitaryware industry in india is estimated at Rs 4,800 crore, which is growing at a steady pace of CAGR 8-10% over […]

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Digitising waste management to enable effective waste management ecosystem in Chennai

Indian societies have an all-time persistent problem with respect to the overflowing bins. There is always a lot of waste in the vicinity which is not properly disposed. This calls for an efficient waste disposal system where sanitation workers would be alerted whenever the bin is full. This calls for efficient waste management from civic […]

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National Statistical Office survey suggests different findings than National Annual Rural Sanitation survey 2019

The recent survey conducted by the National Statistical Office(NSO) indicates a different picture as compared to what was portrayed by the government while declaring India open defecation free. The survey shows that around 71.3% of the rural households and 96.2%  of urban households had access to sanitation as opposed to 100% that was claimed by […]

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400 crore underground drainage system chalked out for Hubballi Dharwad region under AMRUT city mission

A 400 crore rupees underground drainage system has been prepared under the Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Transformation in the Hubballi Dharwad system. This is being done in order to prevent flooding and spilling over of waste-water on the street.Mr.Shettar the minister for Large and medium scale industries mentioned that the proposal was submitted […]

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Nava Raipur sets up state-of-the-art ICCC to enhance water distribution network

The Integrated Command and Control Centre set up in Nava Raipur-India’s first smart greenfield city has set a benchmark for all smart cities across the nation by completing first of its kind integrated Smart city project having Utility Management at its core for management of Water Supply, electrical supply, integration with sewerage treatment and smart […]

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Madhya Pradesh to shine under Smart City mission for ‘smart waste management’

Madhya Pradesh was one of the first cities to set up control and command centre which enabled the journey of transformation for waste disposal and management. Every municipal sanitation worker begins their day with brooms and carts along with a RFID to scan every house for waste collection. The command control centre monitors that every […]

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Project Jeevika embraced by Udhampur Administration

Udhampur District’s Additional District Development Commissioner, Mr. Ashok Kumar chaired a meeting with the officers of the concerned departments for effective implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan in the district. The meeting was held in order to work out modalities for the  implementation of Project Jeevika. Project Jeevika is meant to increase the assured irrigation of […]

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