Month: November 2017

The idea and evolution of Bazaars

Bazaars have always been a centre of social, economic and cultural exchange. Over a period of time, the concept of Bazaars has changed in its spatial arrangement and offerings

Arrangements for sewage treatment to ensure the greenery

Four parks under Smart Cities that have a water requirement of 10,000 litres for daily maintenance will be getting sewage treatment plants (STPs) to reduce dependency on external water supply, especially during the summer months.

Chennai man nurtures 300 trees using waste water

The India State of Forest Report states that India has a forest cover 701,673 sq km, or 21.34% of the country, compared to 640,819 sq km 29 years ago. The loss of trees at such a rapid pace has been due to reasons like water shortage, urbanisation among others.

PMC to launch sanskriti themed project to increase green cover.

In order to increase green cover and create awareness about the rich cultural heritage of the country, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has launched “Sanskriti”-themed project under the union government’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) programme.

Rs 7 lakh crore project approved for highway development

The government on 24th October approved the biggest highway construction plan so far in the country. The project would develop approximately 83,677 km of roads at an investment of Rs 6.92 lakh crore by 2022. The project is aimed at pushing economic activity across the country.

Centre turns to ‘sewage-eating’ microbes to treat Ganga water at 54 new sites

The centre is now turning to bacterial bioremediation techniques to treat Ganga water at various sites. The bioremediation technique using ‘sewage-eating microbes’ quickens the process of improvement in the quality of river water while STP (sewage treatment plants) typically take two to three years to come up.

All cities & towns in five more States declared ‘Open Defecation Free’

With the completion of three years Swacch Bharat Mission in the month of October, five more States viz., Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Haryana have reached the milestone of making all cities and towns ‘Open Defecation Free’. This was announced by the Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri.

Prime Minister launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush

Let no child suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease”. This was stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) at Vadnagar in Gujarat. Through this programme, Government of India aims to reach each and every child under two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the routine immunisation programme.