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Implementation of ‘Green protocol’ in...

The district administration is all geared up to implement a green protocol at pilgrim centres and festivals in places of worship.

The ‘green protocol’ successful implementation during the annual festive season at Thiruvairanikkulam Temple near Kalady has prompted the district administration to explore such a possibility.

Marine Drive to install railings...

The three-member committee appointed by Bombay high-court has approved beautification of Marine Drive and installation of railings along the divider to discourage pedestrians from jumping across, which leads to serious accidents.

India needs modern infra; can’t...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a public meeting in Udaipur that India cannot afford a delay in the modernization of its infrastructure in order to sustain widespread growth and development. He said that in order to grow further, the infrastructure has to be developed or else it would act as a barrier to prosperity.

Ragpickers to help study plastic...

For the detailed study of waste management, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has decided on engaging with rag pickers. The instructions to assistant environmental engineers (AEEs) and junior environmental engineers (JEEs) have already been issued by PPCB chairman Kahn Singh Pannu. As per instructions concerned person will speak to ragpickers and will see the present waste management scenario.

Sustainable Urban Drainage and New...

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) are the most appropriate current solutions but SUDS can only be implemented with good policies, supportive stakeholder groups and partnerships so that these new ideas, which cut across existing methods and practices, can be accepted.

Can we ignore infrastructure?

No. We cannot. Infrastructure is the oxygen on which cities thrive and survive. When the cities are contributing almost 65-70 per cent to National GDP and this number is expected to grow further, ignoring proper maintenance of urban infrastructure in any given area concerning cities, or not building new ones to meet the demand will not be a wise move