User: governance Topic: India Urban Governance
Category: NGO Interventions
Last updated: Jun 29 2018 11:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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NITI Aayog ropes in city NGO for flagship programme 29.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
NITI Aayog ropes in city NGO for flagship programme
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Annual meet of socio-cultural body held 3.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Annual meet of socio-cultural body held
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Tezpur Science Academy shines in HS Final Examination 2.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Tezpur Science Academy shines in HS Final Examination
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Experts group visits Boko Old Age Home 14.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Experts group visits Boko Old Age Home
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Why Chennai Central needs an anti-trafficking help desk 2.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A total of 1269 children were rescued in Chennai Central and Egmore railway stations; close monitoring of these train stations would help in preventing incidence of trafficking and faster support for victims. »
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Gujarat in major push to revive waterbodies 29.4.2018 Hindu: National
Effort to tide over acute water shortage
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Ahmedabad 7th best liveable city in India 27.3.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Tired of living in your own city? Not anymore.... Ahmedabad is the 7th most livable city in India, says Bengaluru-based Janagraha, a non-profit organisation's report. The rank of the city has gone up by seven ranks as compared to the last study. What's more surprising is that Surat ranks among the top five livable cities. The fifth edition of the report, Annual Survey of India's City-System (ASICS), says among the 23 cities which it has studied, Ahmedabad secured the 7th position. The city is much ahead of Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. The study was conducted in the urban regions, depending upon the practices on garbage solution, utilizing funds from the central government. A questionnaire was prepared on four topics such as Urban Planning and Design (UPD), Urban Capacities and Resources (UCR), Empowered and Legitimate Political Presentation (ELPR) and Transparency, accountability and Participation (TAP). Ahmedabad secured 4.4 out of 10. This is not great score when compared to the cities like New York ...
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Polyester labels to replace paper holograms on liquor bottles 19.3.2018 deccanherald.com
The state government on Monday informed the Karnataka High Court that it has planned to replace the paper-based hologram-embedded excise adhesive labels (EAL) on liquor bottles with polyester-based excise adhesive labels to prevent the loss to the exchequer. The government also said that 15 states across the country have already implemented this measure. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Ramprasad, a social worker and Rajesh Babu, Secretary of Swaccha, a city-based non-governmental organisation for waste management. The petitioners have challenged the use of these labels saying that they were non-biodegradable and non-recoverable. The state government said that every month Rs 35 crore worth of paper-based hologram embedded excise adhesive label are wasted by consumers. It was also submitted that the same matter was being heard before the National Green Tribunal. The matter was ...
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Pune is India’s best governed city, says annual survey by Bengaluru non-profit 16.3.2018 Citizen Matters
Pune tops the fifth Annual Survey of India's City-Systems conducted by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, while Bengaluru is in the last position. A summary of the key findings from the survey. ...
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Bengaluru worst in urban governance: Report 15.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Bengaluru, India's technology hub touted as the Silicon Valley of the East, fared the worst in urban governance as evident from its lowest ranking among 23 cities across the country in a recent survey by a city-based NGO.
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Urban governance survey: Here is why Pune beat Delhi, Bengaluru fared worst 15.3.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Indian cities could hardly score above 5, with Pune barely touching the 5.1 margin, compared to global megacities such as New York and London, which scored 8.8 each
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Survey puts Bengaluru last in urban governance rankings 14.3.2018 Deccan Herald - City
A survey has ranked Bengaluru last among 23 major cities in the country in the quality of governance rankings. As per the Annual Survey of Indias City System (ASICS)-2017 conducted by Bengaluru-based NGO Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, Pune emerged as top city followed by Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Surat. The survey was conducted in 23 cities spread across 20 states and factors in answers to 89 questions. The cities were ranked based on the quality of laws, policies, institutions and institutional processes which help to administrate them, says the report. While Bengaluru got a score of 3 out of 10, Pune got 5.1 and Kolkata bagged 4.6. Questions were asked mainly under four categories: urban planning & design, urban capacities and resources, transparency, accountability and participation, empowerment and legitimate political representation. Bengaluru got the lowest score as the city lacks sanitation plan, comprehensive mobility plan and also does not have resilience strategy. The survey ...
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Survey puts city last in urban governance rankings 14.3.2018 deccanherald.com
A survey has ranked Bengaluru last among 23 major cities in the country in the quality of governance rankings. As per the Annual Survey of Indias City System (ASICS)-2017 conducted by Bengaluru-based NGO Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, Pune emerged as top city followed by Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Surat. The survey was conducted in 23 cities spread across 20 states and factors in answers to 89 questions. The cities were ranked based on the quality of laws, policies, institutions and institutional processes which help to administrate them, says the report. While Bengaluru got a score of 3 out of 10, Pune got 5.1 and Kolkata bagged 4.6. Questions were asked mainly under four categories: urban planning & design, urban capacities and resources, transparency, accountability and participation, empowerment and legitimate political representation. Bengaluru got the lowest score as the city lacks sanitation plan, comprehensive mobility plan and also does not have resilience strategy. The survey ...
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Non Manipuri CSOs resolve to protect Manipuri Tea stall 26.2.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Non Manipuri CSOs resolve to protect Manipuri Tea stall
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HC notice on labels on liquor bottles 23.2.2018 deccanherald.com
The high court issued a notice to the government over the use of polyester-based excise adhesive labels on liquor bottles in the state. A division bench headed by Justice H G Ramesh issued the notice while hearing a public interest litigation filed by Ramprasad, a social worker and Rajesh Babu, Secretary of Swaccha, a city-based non-government organisation for waste management. The petitioners have challenged the use of labels saying that are non-biodegradable and non-recoverable. The court issued notices to the excise commissioner, additional chief secretary to the state government and joint commissioner of excise, distilleries and breweries in the matter. The petitioners are seeking courts direction to quash the impugned tender notification for production of polyester-based holographic excise adhesive labels vide tender dated January 3, issued by the excise department for the production of totally polyester-based excise adhesive label (EAL) instead of paper-based hologram embedded excise adhesive ...
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A place they call home 23.2.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Foundation provides accommodation, facilities for cancer patients and caretakers; plans shelter home in Kharghar
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Plea against use of polyester-based adhesive labels on liquor bottles 19.2.2018 Deccan Herald - City

A a city-based non-government organisation for waste management has moved the high court against the use of polyester-based excise adhesive labels on liquor bottles.

A division bench headed by Justice H G Ramesh was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Ramprasad, a social worker and Rajesh Babu, secretary of the NGO Swaccha.

The petitioner challenged the use of these labels saying that they were non-biodegradable and non-recoverable.

The petitioner sought the courts direction to quash the impugned tender notification for the production of polyester-based holographic excise adhesive labels vide tender issued on January 3, by the state excise department for the production of polyester-based excise adhesive label instead of paper-based hologram embedded excise adhesive label.

The matter was adjourned to Tuesday.

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A V-Day when contractors gave roses to civic officers 15.2.2018 Hindu: Home
NGO volunteers enact corruption in BMC in Valentine’s Day context, saying ‘bribe’ with flowers
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Governor visits Golaghat 12.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
Governor visits Golaghat
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One in four children in India's cities are malnourished, but poverty is not the only cause 8.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
One in four children in India's cities was malnourished, and mother's education, feeding patterns and service delivery also determine child nutrition.
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