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.
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
How public-private partnership is working to convert waste to wealth
Karnataka combined IT with administrative reforms to set service standards and attain better delivery
Segregating dry garbage from wet,and recycling much of it
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
BMTC stands out among Indias state transport undertakings by providing efficient and varied services,while making a profit
Delivering 24/7 water with full recovery of operation and maintenance costs Amravati shows the way
This small town has done it supplying all its residents with 24×7 water. And this has all been achieved through public sector reforms
Technology that uses geographic information helps utilities improve service and recover dues
In a country with one of the worlds highest road accident rates,the Tamil Nadu Road Safety Programme shows the way
Its innovative land-sharing model shows a way to address the challenges of urban expansion.
Learning from Bhopal,which is designing a public transport system that features new buses,GPS devices and rationalised routes.
Other heritage cities have a lot to learn from Bhubaneswars Old Town Revitalisation Project
If Bangalore has expanded its tax base and raised revenue,why cant other cash-strapped cities?
E-governance has to be aligned with a broader process of administrative reform and change in mindset to improve service delivery.
Sanitation and Health Education (SHE) teams run paid-for community toilets to get Trichy ranked 6th in Indias sanitation rankings.
An off-site real time monitoring system instantly transfers cellphone pictures of the state of governance to a central server. The data is public.
As part of its plan to build satellite townships and business parks,Hyderabads integrated transport network even aims to be self-financing.
Rajkot keeps itself clean by using self-help groups,municipal workforces and private firms who make money from solid waste management.
Ahmedabad has designed an efficient and affordable bus rapid transit system which can be easily emulated
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.
A pilot project in Karnataka resulted in 24x7 water supply,at lower rates. It can be easily replicated