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Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Isher Judge Ahluwalia

The writer is chairperson of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and former chairperson of the high-powered expert committee on urban infrastructure and services.

Jaipur searches for Dravavati river
Wed, Sep 26, 2012

Earlier,just 55 per cent of Jaipur was connected by sewers and most waste discharged directly into the Amani Shah nala. Today,sewerage is up to 75 per cent and sullage connectivity up from 35 to 75 per cent

Wonders of waste disposal in Kanpur
Wed, Jul 25, 2012

How public-private partnership is working to convert waste to wealth

Set service norms and reform to deliver
Wed, Jun 27, 2012

Karnataka combined IT with administrative reforms to set service standards and attain better delivery

Pammal cuts its waste: Community at work
Wed, May 30, 2012

Segregating dry garbage from wet,and recycling much of it

Indian cities as engines of growth
Wed, Apr 25, 2012

Unless there is a fundamental shift in the mindset away from one which separates the rural from the urban,Indian planning cannot address the challenges of urbanisation in our present stage of development

Get on the Bangalore bus
Wed, Mar 28, 2012

BMTC stands out among India’s state transport undertakings by providing efficient and varied services,while making a profit

A new wave from Amravati
Wed, Mar 07, 2012

Delivering 24/7 water with full recovery of operation and maintenance costs — Amravati shows the way

Stream it like Malkapur
Wed, Jan 25, 2012

This small town has done it — supplying all its residents with 24×7 water. And this has all been achieved through public sector reforms

Positioning for our future
Wed, Nov 30, 2011

Technology that uses geographic information helps utilities improve service and recover dues

Firmly on the road to safety
Wed, Oct 26, 2011

In a country with one of the world’s highest road accident rates,the Tamil Nadu Road Safety Programme shows the way

Vijayawada’s inclusive expansion
Wed, Sep 28, 2011

Its innovative land-sharing model shows a way to address the challenges of urban expansion.

Planning for a city’s future,using buses
Wed, Aug 31, 2011

Learning from Bhopal,which is designing a public transport system that features new buses,GPS devices and rationalised routes.

Urban renewal of ancient India
Wed, Jul 27, 2011

Other heritage cities have a lot to learn from Bhubaneswar’s Old Town Revitalisation Project

Property tax reform can fund our cities
Wed, Jun 29, 2011

If Bangalore has expanded its tax base and raised revenue,why can’t other cash-strapped cities?

Delivering services the Kalyan-Dombivli way
Wed, May 25, 2011

E-governance has to be aligned with a broader process of administrative reform and change in mindset to improve service delivery.

SHE creates a WAVE of change in Trichy
Wed, Apr 27, 2011

Sanitation and Health Education (SHE) teams run paid-for community toilets to get Trichy ranked 6th in India’s sanitation rankings.

Hyderabad governs with 24×7 candid camera
Wed, Feb 23, 2011

An off-site real time monitoring system instantly transfers cellphone pictures of the state of governance to a central server. The data is public.

Highway to the future
Thu, Jan 27, 2011

As part of its plan to build satellite townships and business parks,Hyderabad’s integrated transport network even aims to be self-financing.

Clean the city,use the garbage
Wed, Dec 29, 2010

Rajkot keeps itself clean by using self-help groups,municipal workforces and private firms who make money from solid waste management.

Bringing speed to bus rides
Wed, Oct 27, 2010

Ahmedabad has designed an efficient and affordable bus rapid transit system which can be easily emulated

Expanding our towns for urban growth
Wed, Feb 24, 2010

We have got so used to the unplanned growth of our cities that we assume that town planning was a speciality only of ancient times,to be seen in the ruins of Takshila.

Steady supply
Wed, Jan 27, 2010

A pilot project in Karnataka resulted in 24x7 water supply,at lower rates. It can be easily replicated