Delhi Development Authority (DDA) releases Draft Master Plan for Delhi-2041

What is the News? Draft Master Plan for Delhi-2041 has been released in the public domain by Delhi Development Authority (DDA). Suggestions and objections have been invited from the public. About Draft Master Plan for Delhi-2041: Draft Master Plan for Delhi has been prepared by Delhi Development Authority(DDA) in partnership with the National Institute of… Continue reading Delhi Development Authority (DDA) releases Draft Master Plan for Delhi-2041

Govt launches “Eatsmart Cities Challenge” and “Transport 4 All Challenge”

What is the News? The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the EatSmart Cities Challenge and Transport 4 All Challenge. About EatSmart Cities Challenge: EatSmart Cities Challenge is organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The challenge is organised in association with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) under… Continue reading Govt launches “Eatsmart Cities Challenge” and “Transport 4 All Challenge”

“ITCN Training Programme” Launched

What is the News? National Institute of Urban Affairs(NIUA) in partnership with Bernard van Leer Foundation(BvLF) has launched the “Infant Toddler and Caregiver-friendly Neighbourhoods (ITCN) Training and Capacity Building Programme”. About the ITCN Programme: The ITCN Programme is designed to build capacities of city officials and young professionals. It is for developing neighbourhoods within Indian… Continue reading “ITCN Training Programme” Launched

“Miyawaki method” to create dense green patches

What is the News? Bombay Municipal Corporation(BMC) has been using the Miyawaki method to create tiny urban forests in the Metropolitan areas of Mumbai. What is the Miyawaki Method? Miyawaki is an afforestation method based on the work of Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki in the 1980s. Process of Miyawaki Method: Initially, native trees of the… Continue reading “Miyawaki method” to create dense green patches

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Releases “Municipal Performance Index (MPI)”

What is the news? The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs releases the rankings of the Municipal Performance Index(MPI) 2020. About Municipal Performance Index(MPI), 2020: It is a framework to assess and analyze the performance of Indian Municipalities. Performance is evaluated based on their defined set of functions. It provides citizens with a better understanding… Continue reading Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Releases “Municipal Performance Index (MPI)”

“Ease of Living Index, 2020” released

What is the news? The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs releases the rankings of the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020. About Ease of Living Index,2020: Developed by: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in 2018. It is an assessment tool. By this tool, quality of life and the impact of various initiatives on… Continue reading “Ease of Living Index, 2020” released

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launches “City Innovation Exchange(CiX)”

What is the News? The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launches the City Innovation exchange(CiX) platform. About City Innovation exchange(CiX) Platform: The platform aims to connect cities to innovators. It will help to design innovative solutions for pressing urban challenges. The platform is built on the philosophy of ‘everyone is an innovator’. The Smart… Continue reading Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launches “City Innovation Exchange(CiX)”

NITI Aayog’s “draft national policy on migrant workers”?

What is the News? NITI Aayog has prepared a Draft National policy on Migrant workers. Issues with the Existing Law on Migrants: Inter-State Migrant Workers Act, 1979 It was designed to protect labourers from exploitation by contractors. It safeguards their right to non-discriminatory wages, travel and displacement allowances, and suitable working conditions. However, this law… Continue reading NITI Aayog’s “draft national policy on migrant workers”?

100% tap water connections to schools under “100-day Special Campaign”

What is the news? Telangana has achieved 100% tap water connections to all schools and Angan Wadi Centres (AWCs) under 100 day Special Campaign. The other states like Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana and Tamil Nadu, also achieved this target. Centre’s 100-day Special Campaign: On 2nd October 2020, Ministry of Jal Shakti had launched… Continue reading 100% tap water connections to schools under “100-day Special Campaign”

Govt announces “Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge”

What is the news? The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs shortlisted 25 cities for the ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’. This challenge is covered under the Smart Cities Mission. About Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge It is a three-year initiative hosted by the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, in collaboration with the Bernard van… Continue reading Govt announces “Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge”