Lessons for India from Israel in water management

The visit of PM Narendra Modi to Israel is symbolic as he has been the first Indian PM to visit Israel. Though many strategic interests has been discussed between the two nations in military, defense, agriculture, cyber security, intelligence sharing, terrorism etc., but one of the aspects to be focused upon is water management. With about 4 per cent of the water resources of the … Continue reading Lessons for India from Israel in water management

How the online food delivery giant Swiggy is planning to curb plastic pollution?

India generates a whopping 26000 tons of plastic waste in a day and over 10000 tons of it remains uncollected, as revealed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Majority of it is dumped in open rivers, streams, forests and mountains. Apart from the conventional sources of plastic generation like plastic packed products, e-commerce platforms are becoming a new source of adding plastic waste generation. Online businesses … Continue reading How the online food delivery giant Swiggy is planning to curb plastic pollution?

Interview: Death is not the solution to rape, says research scholar who has interviewed 100 rape convicts

As India engulfs in the intense debate and protests over the new citizenship law that has been implemented in the country, mainstream media forgets the unfateful Hyderabad rape case that took place on 27 November 2019. The case made to global headlines, after the four accused of the case were allegedly killed in the fake encounter by the Hyderabad police on 6 December 2019. The … Continue reading Interview: Death is not the solution to rape, says research scholar who has interviewed 100 rape convicts

Why India’s urban governance is ailing?

Almost half of the northern India is reeling under heavy floods; southern states have suffered the worst drought; traffic and water clogging remains the foremost concerns for urban hubs like Gurugram and Delhi; India’s urban governance has been messed up! With rising population, migration (from rural areas to cities) and urbanisation, the existing infrastructure has been extremely stressed. In such a scenario, the Urban Local … Continue reading Why India’s urban governance is ailing?

After 26/11: Status of maritime security in India

Maritime Laws which regulate the various maritime activities has a very vast history of its evolution. The Mumbai terror attacks of 26/11 has left a great impact on the maritime security of the country. There are various loopholes in our maritime laws, one major flaw highlighted after the 26/11 attacks was the poor surveillance of maritime domain and lack of coastal security. Coastal Security: The … Continue reading After 26/11: Status of maritime security in India

Report on scenario of Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Dehradun

The report discusses the current scenario of solid waste management (SWM) in Dehradun. Dehradun, is the densely populated and growing urban city. The poor urban governance with low awareness of key health and sanitation issues among the public is creating huge problem in the city. The report provides in detail the present system of waste collection, its constitution and components. The report also discusses about … Continue reading Report on scenario of Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Dehradun

Healthcare in Public Sector

According to  National Family Health Survey 3 (NFHS -3) (2005-06), the  primary source  of health care for 69.5 percent households in urban areas and 62.5 percent households in rural areas was private  healthcare sector. However, recently completed NFHS-4 (2015-16) reveals that for around 52 percent households in urban areas and around 44 percent households in rural areas private sector is the main source of health … Continue reading Healthcare in Public Sector

Bhopal’s Public Bicycle Sharing Project: Best example of improved urban transport system

Cities would be encouraged to explore the possibility of a public bicycle program, where people can rent a bicycle for use in specially designated areas -National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), 2006 This vision as enshrined under the NUTP, 2006 became the background for introducing the public bicycle sharing programme in Bhopal. The concept of a public bicycle sharing program is being earnestly endorsed by the … Continue reading Bhopal’s Public Bicycle Sharing Project: Best example of improved urban transport system