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Isher Judge Ahluwalia-

Restoring Delhi’s environment

Wednesday 25 December '13

In just 7 years, Delhi’s Aravali Biodiversity Park has transformed a barren landscape into 20 distinct forest communities with 1,000 species of plants and, if you please, an orchid garden, a bat cave ...
IT and good sense for better governance

Wednesday 30 October '13

Pimpri Chinchwad is a standout example of how integrated e-governance can improve urban service delivery.
Hyderabad shows the way

Wednesday 24 April '13

The city's metro project demonstrates how private capital can be deployed in public projects in a transparent and efficient manner
More power from waste

Wednesday 6 March '13

With cities and towns expanding at the periphery, the land-hills of garbage move closer, and so does the danger to our health
How Coimbatore ‘parks’ its garbage

Wednesday 30 January '13

While most cities confine themselves to collection and transportation of solid waste, Coimbatore started with processing and safe disposal but has yet to work on collection. Scientific capping of a fe...
Making urbanisation potable

Thursday 27 December '12

Maharashtra’s Sujal Nirmal Abhiyan, a state-led integrated water and sanitation programme, covers all 250 cities except Mumbai and already has 152 urban bodies engaged in a stringent reforms schedule
Clean it like Pune

Wednesday 31 October '12

Pune’s range of solutions for managing waste, from traditional to modern and scientific, are already saving money. That’s without even accounting for the carbon credits
Jaipur searches for Dravavati river

Wednesday 26 September '12

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 ...
Wonders of waste disposal in Kanpur

Wednesday 25 July '12

How public-private partnership is working to convert waste to wealth
Set service norms and reform to deliver

Wednesday 27 June '12

Karnataka combined IT with administrative reforms to set service standards and attain better delivery
Indian cities as engines of growth

Wednesday 25 April '12

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 develop...
Get on the Bangalore bus

Wednesday 28 March '12

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

Wednesday 7 March '12

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

Wednesday 25 January '12

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

Wednesday 30 November '11

Technology that uses geographic information helps utilities improve service and recover dues
Firmly on the road to safety

Wednesday 26 October '11

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

Wednesday 28 September '11

Its innovative land-sharing model shows a way to address the challenges of urban expansion.
Planning for a city’s future, using buses

Wednesday 31 August '11

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

Wednesday 27 July '11

Other heritage cities have a lot to learn from Bhubaneswar’s Old Town Revitalisation Project
Property tax reform can fund our cities

Wednesday 29 June '11

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


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