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What Surat can teach other cities about public health 16.12.2017 Business Standard: Today
Once infamous for its filth and the plague outbreak, Surat has now become a leader in sanitation and public health
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Urban local bodies should not depend on govts: Union minister 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Urban local bodies and other local government agencies should not depend on aid from state and central government and learn to become self-reliant, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said. At a seminar on Smart Urban Planning for 21st Century: Challenges and Choices, Puri said no other state and central governments in the world gives as much aid to government local agencies as they do in India. "Cities like Hyderabad and Pune are mobilising resources through bonds. Other cities should explore such options," he said. He suggested that the development work in Bengaluru can be funded by increasing property tax, enforcing solid waste management rules and similar steps. "The best liveable cities have fewer vehicles with people giving more importance to walking and cycling. We should implement such system," he said. Thumbs up to Karnataka govt Earlier, after reviewing the progress of central government scheme, the minister appreciated the governments performance in ...
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Public health lessons Indian cities can learn from Surat 14.12.2017 Sify Finance
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DNA ANALYSIS: From Ekla cholo... it’s now Team Lahoti! 13.12.2017 DNA: Top News
On December 13, last year, BJP took a surprising decision and Nirmal Nahata resigned from the post of Mayor and next day Ashok Lahoti was made the new Mayor of Jaipur. The BJP changed the face of the Mayor in the city. But the problems of the public are still prevailing. Lahoti has not been able to convene meetings of the board on time and formed the functioning committees in a year. Lahoti’s one year term was can be called form as “One Man Show”.The main reason for the removal of Nahata from the mayor was the death of cows in Hingonias Gaushala, the annoyance of the BJP councilors and meeting of the board did not convene time to time. When Lohoti was made Mayor on December 14, 2016, BJP officials said that now the board meeting of the municipal corporation will be on time and committees will be formed soon. But this did not happen in a year. Compared to the Nirmal Nahata’s tenure, in the last one year, the factionalism and inaction of BJP councilors have increased. The Mayor convened only two meetings ...
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Delhi HC issues notice to civic bodies 10.12.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The Delhi High Court has said that local bodies are not performing their statutory duty like cleaning of drains and preventing felling of trees, forcing the judiciary to do that job as well. The observation by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar came while hearing a PIL claiming lack of proper facilities for discharge of sewage and disposal of garbage dumped by residents of a slum in civil lines area of north Delhi. "If you (local authorities) had done your statutory duty, we could have done our statutory duty. But we are doing your statutory duty," the bench
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Woman says civic official asked for sexual favours over toilet construction 9.12.2017 deccanherald.com
A 32-year-old woman in Chhattisgarhs Raigarh district has accused a civic body official of seeking sexual favours to allow the construction of a toilet in her house under the Clean India mission. Police said that a case had been registered against IP Sarathi, Sub-Engineer of Raigarh Municipal Corporation, at Jutmil police station last night on the basis of the womans complaint. Sarathi has been charged under section 509(b)(gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) but has not been arrested as yet, said a police official. Police said that a toilet was being constructed at the house of the victim, hailing from Tendudipa locality of Raigarh town. "However, on November 21, the civic body had suddenly served a notice to the woman and halted the construction works citing it as illegal. The victim subsequently produced valid documents before the accused sub engineer asking for permission to restart the construction process," the official said. The official said that the victim in her complaint ...
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Ghaziabad municipal polls: BJP candidate wins 2.12.2017 DNA: Bangalore
Ghaziabad municipal polls: BJP candidate wins
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Uttar Pradesh Civic Polls: The politics of triumph, comeback and decimation 1.12.2017 Zee News : States
While BJP managed a triumphant win and BSP made a surprise comeback, SP and Congress have been suffered massive blows once again after their shoddy show in assembly elections earlier in the year.
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Manipur CM promises loans to women street vendors 29.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Manipur CM promises loans to women street vendors
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Manipur CM promises loan to women street vendors to start new businesses 29.11.2017 Business Standard: News Now
This is the second attempt by the government to clear away the street vendors
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Manipur CM Biren Singh promises loans to women street vendors 29.11.2017 Zee News : States
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday promised soft loans to thousands of women street vendors who have taken over virtually all the footpaths and other available space in Imphal.
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Plan Bengaluru 777: A vision for City Mayor to work on! 29.11.2017 Citizen Matters
Strategy should be to elevate the stature of the Mayor’s office, take up small but significant set of things that lead to perceptible improvements, and to get citizens involved in local decision making. »
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What Mumbai’s neighbours do with their waste 20.11.2017 Hindu: Home
In a continuation of our series on garbage segregation, we look at how some of the city’s neighbouring municipalities dispose of their trash Navi Mumbai: A step forward In the area of waste segregatio...
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Needed: Jadu ki Jhadoo 20.11.2017 DNA: Top News
With the mission to improve ranking in the Clean Survey (Swachh Servekshan)-2018 conducted by the Ministry of Urban Development, Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has started with working on the areas that will help the city fetch points. But in the last one year, JMC has not done enough work and they require a lot of catching up if they intend to better their previous ranking. In the 2017, the Pink City scored 215th rank. Clean Survey 2018 will assess the cleanliness standards of 191 urban bodies in the state. During the survey, all India rankings will be given to 500 cities, including state capital and cities having more than one lakh population all over the country. The survey will be held in three parts and the points will be given out of total 4000 points. In part one, maximum 1400 points will be given under municipal documentation, part two will have maximum 1200 points for direct observation while in the third part, maximum 1400 points can be fetched under citizen feedback category. These three ...
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Local bodies prepare for national sanitation survey 19.11.2017 Hindu: Kerala
The panchayats following best practises will qualify for the Central Govt’s certification
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The tiny toilets miracle 18.11.2017 Hindu: Other States
A Pune-based NGO uses a combination of mapping software, empowering locals and liaising with city administrations to fit sanitation facilities into spaces that seem too small to accommodate them
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U.P. bans garbage burning in urban areas to tackle pollution 16.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Move aimed at reducing pollution
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Clean UP: Adityanath directs measures to be taken to curb pollution 16.11.2017 New Kerala: India News
Clean UP: Adityanath directs measures to be taken to curb pollution
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ITI launches feedback device and online dashboard services 15.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
In an effort to improve citys sanitation experience and tackle the poor hygiene experience at public toilets across the country, Indias public sector telecom equipment manufacturing company ITI Limited launched on Wednesday website www.itiltd-swacchhthafeedback.co.in to provide a real time feedback data from public toilets to concerned authorities at local, state and national level. The website is a dashboard of ICT enabled swacchhthafeedbacksystem which provides live data from all of the feedback devices installed in twelve state governments namely, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Pondicherry, Maharastra, Orissa, Tamilnadu, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana India. The website is owned and maintained by ITI Limited. The feedback data from device(s) installed at the rest rooms will be received via GPRS and stored in cloud servers and all state wise information will be updated periodically. Launching the Swacchhtha feedback website, ITI Limited S Gopu CMD said under the Swachh Bharath ...
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Hardeep Puri Asks HUDCO to Prioritize Affordable Housing 15.11.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Hardeep Puri Asks HUDCO to Prioritize Affordable Housing
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