India’s urban population is expected to reach 600 million by 2031. However, much of this growth will not be in the core city but on its peripheries. Major concern: ‘Urban Sprawl’ phenomenon Population growth will not be in the core city. It will mainly be concentrated in semi urban or rural areas surrounding or adjacent… Continue reading Responding to rapid urban expansion
Summary: With its urban population expected to reach 600 million by 2031, India should all be geared up to encounter anurban revolution. How different will this urban revolution be? Population growth will not be in the core city. It will mainly be concentrated in semi urban or rural areas surrounding or adjacent to the core… Continue reading Responding to rapid urban expansion
Indian Express As per the 2011 Census, there are 6,40,930 villages in India, of which around 6,00,000 can be regarded as inhabited. Census’s definition of urban area: If a settlement is under a municipality, corporation, cantonment board or a notified town area committee, it becomes a statutory town and is hence urban. Another definition of… Continue reading Reaching the last village
Fulfilling housing dream of every Indian family by 75th year of independence. Source-mygov.in PM Modi- ‘By the time the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence, every family will have a pucca house with water connection, toilet facilities, 24×7 electricity supply and access’ To achieve this objective, Govt has launched a comprehensive mission… Continue reading Housing for All by 2022
Public service delivery improved only in cities where state governments provided an enabling environment for innovation and better governance. Urbanisation is the talk of the town. A number of new initiatives have been launched by the government of India in the last two years, raising the level of ambition of Indian cities — smart cities,… Continue reading Cities at crossroads.
The core infrastructure elements in a Smart City would include: > adequate water supply, > assured electricity supply, > sanitation, including solid waste management, > efficient urban mobility and public transport, > affordable housing, especially for the poor, > robust IT connectivity and digitalisation, > good governance, especially e-Governance and citizen participation, > sustainable environment,… Continue reading ‘Smart Cities’ mission
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Modi, on March,2015 gave its‘in-principle’ approval for the concept and institutional framework of Sagarmala Project. What’s the prime objective of Sagarmala? The prime objective of the Sagarmala project is to promote port-led direct and indirect development and to provide infrastructure to transport goods to and from ports quickly,… Continue reading A, B, C, D of Sagarmala Project
India is moving to its cities and it is now widely accepted that urban centres will be critical to country’s overall cultural and economic growth. Urbanisation is taking place at a faster rate in India. Population residing in urban areas in India, according to 1901 census, was 11.4%. This count increased to 28.53% according to… Continue reading Uniqueness of India’s smart cities