Ranjit S Chavan

Publisher, Urban Update

President, All India Institute of Local Self-Government

Takeaways from Bonn

The recently concluded 23rd edition of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN…

Cities, villages can’t grow in...

The promise of inclusive nation building aspires to transform rural and urban areas alike. The reality today presents the stark contrast in terms of efficient services and high-end infrastructure deficit in almost every Indian village. Is sprawl of cities an urban blight on villages?


Numbers of private vehicles in Indian cities are on the continuous rise. It is not just causing air pollution and congestion on city roads but also throws up a problem of parking of these vehicles when not in use.